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When the truth is bitter! We are at risk for HIV/AIDS.

Conversations about HIV/AIDS have been popping up more frequently in the country with the help of organisations, Individuals.

Unfortunately, stigma is still largely prevalent in many communities and a lack of conversation, knowledge about sexual health and resources continue to prevent many young people from getting the care they need.

So many populations are affected by HIV/AIDS, one of the populations affected by HIV/AIDS is young people. There are Movies, series online that shed light on young people who are most at risk and talk about resources that are available for prevention.

Young people dealing with HIV/AIDS are still the least likely of any age group to have access to or get health care that would help them reduce the risk of transmitting the disease to others.

Organizations, Advocates recommend that young people should get tested for the disease as often as possible. However, oftentimes stigma and a lack of information prevent young people from talking about it.

The main issue with youth has been stigma and eliminating sexuality and not talking about it. some parents ignore sexual orientations with daughters and Sons, that in itself creates a barrier.

Having a safe space to talk about things like  HIV, Death is important. It’s about emotions, it’s about communication and when we eliminate that, it makes it harder for people to express themselves and learn more about their own sexuality.

Young people are affected by stigma related to HIV/AIDS. We haven’t yet totally normalized talking about STIs, HIV.

To me it’s so important to normalize sex, to see it on more shows and make sure young people have the right information.

Increasing awareness on the spread of HIV/AIDS is so important. We just need to show people on how to use  different contraceptives and talking about HIV, STIs in a positive way.

Anything that’s trendy in the city, whether it’s music concerts or clothes, TV shows, need to see people talking about sexual health issues because young people are sexual active and we need to pay much attention.

We must build good structures and support mechanisms to help keep young from becoming infected with HIV. To do this, we must be willing to speak with youth.

I know that conversations about sexuality are sensitive but silence around this issue has already failed to shield generations of young people from HIV infection. We need to give young people with necessary tools to help keep them healthy and safe.


Frank Byaruhanga is a human rights activist with years of experience in community dialogues, digital communication, advocacy and digital campaigns. He specializes in Media Relation Work, Management and Training with sufficient knowledge in Governance, Accountability, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth-led research, Content developer, Creative Activism, Social Media Management and documentary photography.

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