Beating the Drum Loudly

(25 min) Uganda is where HIV/AIDS was first discovered. Everyone in the country has been affected by this unprecedented public health crisis and while effective prevention has made Uganda one of the few countries in Africa where prevalence has decreased, in the past little could be done for those who were already infected. After years of waiting, antiretroviral medications have finally become more available thanks to several international initiatives. With the scaling up of antiretroviral therapies and new community-based support systems bringing hope there are many reasons to beat the drum loudly.