HIV/AIDS CARE and SUPPORT PROGRAMMES - And ORPHAN CARE

By David Kabiswa, AIDS Care Education and Training, (ACET) Uganda
September 2000

AIDS today continues to kill about 2 million people a year in Africa. Women are the most affected with an ever-increasing rate of infection. There is a change in family demographics and social set-up of family units. The terminology of care and prevention, once miles apart are seemingly so intertwined as the links between HIV/AIDS and poverty follow a similar pattern. In the midst of all this there is hope. There always is hope. The paper looks at a historical approach in this journey to hope. The role of the Church cannot be underestimated. It is imperative and this is the premise of the entire presentation.