« Back to Where We Work
The East African country of Uganda, with a population of 24.7 million, has an HIV seroprevalence rate of 6.7 percent. An estimated 850,000 people are HIV-infected. AIDS also has orphaned an estimated one million Ugandan children.
ICAP in Uganda
In 2003, ICAP’s MTCT-Plus Initiative began supporting family-focused, multidisciplinary HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs at St. Francis and Mulago Hospitals in Uganda. ICAP-supported programs at these facilities focus on identifying HIV-infected women through prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV programs and enrolling them into care and treatment, including antiretroviral therapy.
ICAP also supports:
- HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment, including provision of antiretroviral therapy
- Integrated tuberculosis/HIV care and treatment
- Rapid HIV testing for adults and children
- Diagnostic testing/analysis, including Dried Blood Spot DNA PCR testing for infants
- Training programs for all cadres of healthcare providers of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment
- Community outreach
- HIV support groups, including medication and treatment adherence
- Peer education programs
- Social services/social support