THE 'Go together Know together' couple HIV counselling and
testing campaign (CHCT) was launched last Saturday amidst fun
filled performances by local artistes and comedians.
The event that began in the morning went on till night fall.
Couples had the opportunity to get tested. There was a massive
turn up of willing couples at the two testing centres; Aids
Information Centre and Uganda Cares. Over 124 couples tested at
Uganda Cares while 151 couples tested at AIDS Information Centre
but only 11 people tested positive.
The campaign aims at increasing the level of HIV/AIDS risk
perception among couples; encourage couples to collectively
discuss HIV/AIDS; go for counselling and testing together; adopt
and maintain positive health practices and encourage HIV status
disclosure among sexual partners.
HIV positive couples were offered Antiretorival treatment, care
The campaign will go on countrywide. So far the launch kicked off
on a positive note.
Artistes such as like Maurice Hasha of Kaleke Kasome fame; Cindy;
Rocky Giant and the Theatre Factory performed.
As the music performances went on, those who had the energy for
some sporting tussled it out in volleyball, sack race and tag of
war. In the end, the message was driven home and the fun was