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.
People received comprehensive HIV care
People tested for HIV, 15% of whom tested positive and were enrolled into care
Babies born to HIV-positive mothers contracted HIV