“Capping AIDS” Requires “Stepping It Up For Gender Equality”

Blog post by Christine Stenton, Monitoring & Evaluation Intern   As an intern for the CAP-AIDS Network working in Kampala with the organization CAP-AIDS Uganda – an organization supporting local efforts to resist, survive and overcome HIV/AIDS – I have seen the gendered impact that HIV/AIDS has within particular communities…

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AHWA – The story of community organizers

The Aboke HIV/AIDS Women’s Association (AHWA) was founded by women in the community who were living with HIV and/or caring for the orphaned children of family and neighbours. The founding members worked around Aboke High School in the Aboke Sub-county of Kole District in Northern Uganda. They were concerned with…

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Grace Adong

“Now I am very confident, and not fearful about any stigmatization from the community.” Grace tested positive. That seems like a long time ago now.  Testing alone carried stigma and testing positive seemed to prove everyone else’s assumption about her health status. She had put off testing until she was…

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