Free and Cheap

AIDS is the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome that is caused by a virus called HIV. The virus is contracted through a number of ways; having multiple sex partners, but also having unprotected sex, use of  used needles, syringes, razor blades and the like. It’s a disease that has no cure but can be prevented. In Uganda, every person has been affected in one way or the other . At least everyone has lost a relative due to contracting the disease.

Free condoms like the above is one of the ways to prevent contraction of the disease. But also using the gadget carefully is another

Ever since this scourge came into being, a number of Non-Governmental Organizations, Government, Aid agencies and other international corporations have been and are still struggling to find solutions.

The introduction of Anti-RetroVirus (ARV’s) has slightly improved the situation, where the infected now live longer and positively but this has increased the number of new infected people.

According to a 2011 United Nations Aids (UNAIDS)  report,  the scourge prevalence rate is now at 7%  with about 1.3 million people living with the virus.  And yearly, there are new infections on the rise, amounting to 130,000.

Despite introducing  free and cheap condoms, ARV’s, there still seems a laxity in taking precautionary measures carefully. Some people still live a luxurious and careless life.

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