Ibanda: 600 Test On World AIDS Day


salve geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The district Medical Officer, ed Dr. Julius Bamwine, said that the exercise was aimed at remembering the people who died of HIV/AIDS scourge in the early 1980’s.

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Dr. Bamwine explained that the celebration was organised by the Ibanda district local government in collaborations with TASO Uganda, USAID, Star South West, Centenary Bank and Peace cope non-governmental organisations.

“Out of 614 people who tested, 13 males and 15 females tested positive and only 4 pairs of married couples tested,” Bamwine explained.

Speaking as the chief guest, the Ibanda district chairperson, Mellechiades Kajwengye cautioned the youth against engaging in love affairs which may lead them into the trap of contracting the virus.

“AIDS kills and it has no cure yet,” Kajwenje explained.

He also handed over new road master bicycles to the winners of a cycling race, Kafeero Adon, second run up, Tusingwire Abdul, among others.


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