3 Uganda has braved the HIV and AIDS scourge for close to four decades. Through visionary leadership, innovation, open dialogue, involvement and commitment at individual, community and Institutional levels, the country has registered significant achievements in addressing the epidemic. Success has been demonstrated through the declining HIV prevalence as well as new infections.
Accurate information is very vital in improving knowledge, changing people’s attitudes, behavior, norms and practices. This is critical in ending AIDS in the population. Uganda AIDS Commission developed a National HIV and AIDS Communication Strategy to scale up communication efforts in the National HIV and AIDS Response. A lot of effort has been invested in scaling up communication interventions at all levels by different partners. However, some of the messages that are being disseminated are not accurate and as such they end up confusing the public. Ending the AIDS epidemic is now seen as a feasible and achievable target. Accordingly, Uganda has put in place the 95-95-95 targets for ending the AIDS epidemic in the country in line with the UN targets as enshrined in the PFTI which is a catalyst for fast tracking our national efforts towards ending AIDS by 2030.