TASO founder urges HIV patients to prevent virus spread

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 16:30
Jenniefer Tumusiime

The founder of The AIDS Support Organization (TASO), Ms Noerine Kaleeba, has called on HIV-positive patients to take preventive measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Speaking during the 29th memorial ceremony for people living with HIV and her late husband Christopher Kaleeba at TASO offices in Entebbe, Ms Kaleeba stated that it is not a crime to live with the virus and people should receive treatment at health facilities. “If you’re infected with HIV you keep living because we know with God’s mercy the cure will be discovered,” she said. Ms Kaleeba further advised people to get tested for HIV and get to know their status and if found positive, to carry out all necessary preventive measures to avoid spreading the virus. “When my husband was found with the HIV virus, we got tested and we found out that I was HIV-negative, that is how I was able not to contract the virus,” she said. 

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