HIV & AIDS Situation
A high proportion of the population in Uganda is 15-24 years with high adolescent pregnancy rates (25%) and incident HIV infections among adolescents and young people. Unmet need for family planning among adolescent people living with HIV is also high (42%). In 2011, HIV prevalence was 3.7% in the 15-24 years age group. HIV prevalence among young people of the 15-19 years age group increased from 1.5% in 2004/5 to 2.4% in 2011.
Global Fund Intervention
- To lower the number of new youth and adult infections by 70% and the number of new pediatric HIV infections by 95% by 2020;
- To decrease HIV-associated morbidity and mortality by 70% through achieving and maintaining 90% viral suppression by 2020;
- To reduce vulnerability to HIV/AIDS and mitigation of its impact on PLHIV and other vulnerable groups
- Scale up coverage and utilization of critical HIV prevention interventions to reduce new HIV infections;
- Enhance programs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV;
- Scale up and sustain the delivery of ART in the public and private sectors;
- Ensure universal access and coverage of quality, efficient and safe service to targeted population; and
- Strengthen the monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS programs to track the progress of implementation of priority initiatives.