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Uganda Pay TV StarTimes has joined the rest of the Ugandans to commemorate International AIDS day celebration at Kole in Uganda. StarTimes, which partnered with UNAIDS on both International and local level, is tasked to ensure that they use their media platform to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS epidemic amongst the households, community and the nation at large towards HIV prevention an control.

Executive director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibe (L) and StarTimes Chairman Pang Xinxing launch the partnership to convey messages on AIDS prevention

As private sector, we are tasked to ensure that Ugandans live a healthy life which will ensure stability of the market we operate in, Mr. Aldrine Nsubuga noted.  This can only be achieved through combined efforts with government and civil society so that we ensure that we kick AIDS out of Uganda for good

Following the Presidential Fast Track Initiative, every Ugandan regardless of the sector has the responsibility to use whatever platform they have at their disposal to ensure that the message sinks in the mind of every Ugandan.

The new Country Director of UNAIDS Uganda, Karusa Kiragu noted that according to research indicates that the virus is high in men because they do not go for testing. She called upon all men to join the fight against this epidemic if we are to reach the 90-90-90 goal.

We encourage Ugandans to go for testing so that they know their status, take medication if found positive and be faithful to your partners. To the young people, please abstain from sex and if you.

World AIDS day is a global advocacy event that is commemorated on 1st December each year. During this day the nation rededicates to the fight against the epidemic. The theme for this year’s celebration which is “reaching men, girls and young women to reduce new HIV infections