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Uptake of HIV/AIDS services by men low- TASO

By Violet Nabatanzi

Added 5th September 2016 11:07 AM

The manager Mulago TASO center Godfrey Mafabi said, the biggest number of clients they treat are women and yet it is the men who make decisions in their homes.

The manager Mulago TASO center Godfrey Mafabi said, the biggest number of clients they treat are women and yet it is the men who make decisions in their homes.

The uptake of HIV/AIDS services by men is still very low, according to TheE Aids Support Organisation (TASO).

The manager Mulago TASO center Godfrey Mafabi said, the biggest number of clients they treat are women and yet it is the men who make decisions in their homes.

"We are appealing to men to come out and test for HIV /AIDS and if they find that they are positive they should go to TASO or any health facility and seek services," he said.

The TASO annual report revealed that, out of the 343 new clients registered by end of July this year, 219 were females while 124 were male.

Speaking during a general meeting at TASO offices Mafabi however pointed out that there is a reduction in the number of HIV/AIDS cases.

"With the efforts we are putting together with other partners, we will have the new infections reduced in the country. If people are taking their ARVS and adhere on treatment,come 2030, I believe that Uganda will have controlled the incidence,' he said.

This comes at a time when the ministry of health is carrying out the population-based HIV Impact Assessment Survey (UPHIA). The survey is being carried out in ten regions in search of 33,642 eligible participants from 0-14 years and 15 to 64 years.

About 300 survey fieldworkers were dispatched to collect data in the districts.

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