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Alive Medical Services, Kampala, Uganda

In one of the poorest and most crowded urban areas of Kampala, known as Namuwongo, Alive Medical Services (AMS) offers a beacon of hope: free, dignified, comprehensive HIV care and treatment. AMS is rooted in the community and has the trust, love and respect of everyone who comes through their doors. This keeps people coming back, which is essential for on-going HIV care.

The services AMS offers include testing and counseling, antiretroviral treatment, prevention of opportunistic infections, psychosocial support and counseling, family planning and early infant HIV diagnosis.

2015 Highlights

  • 12,007

    People received comprehensive HIV care

  • 6,648

    People tested for HIV, 15% of whom tested positive and were enrolled into care

  • 0

    Babies born to HIV-positive mothers contracted HIV

Meet Dr. Lilliane from Alive Medical Services