Adults Living with HIV/AIDS
Currently over 300 adults who are living with HIV/AIDS receive assistance through Uzima Centre. During their monthly support group meetings they
encourage one another. Most of them are receiving antiretroviral therapy through one of the government HIV clinics. With proper daily adherence to this drug therapy most of them are able to fully participate in daily activities, and are able to support themselves and their families.
Uzima Centre assists with the purchase of medicine when the treatment of secondary infections becomes necessary. Those who are clinically underweight receive food assistance. Uzima Centre is a place where they can come and be themselves. They can share their joys and their struggles. They know that there are people who care. As they each learn more about how to manage their health and how to navigate the health care system, they share that knowledge with others. Many are open about their HIV status. They encourage family and friends to get tested.
They become examples of how hope, health and education can truly change lives.