KARUSI December 2nd (ABP) – Bugenyuzi commune in Karusi province hosts ceremonies for World AIDS Day, at the national level. The theme chosen this year is: “Putting an end to inequalities, putting an end to AIDS, putting an end to pandemics”.
The leader of the provincial network of people living with HIV / AIDS, Déo Ndayisenga, indicates that their associations are supported even if the challenges are not lacking. He specified that the province of Karusi registers 1872 people living with HIV / AIDS (PLHIV) declared and associated in the RBP + including 358 people tested positive this year of 2021. Mr. Ndayisenga first of all thanks the government as a whole for the sectoral AIDS services set up. He also thanked the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS for the availability of antis retrovirals and its psychotherapeutic care for PLWHIV. He praises the interventions
the NGO FCHI 360, which, in collaboration with the RBP + and other associations, is responsible for raising awareness about voluntary screening and care.
Other thanks are also sent to the members of RBP + and to all the health structures for their commitment in the fight against the scourge.
According to the president of RBP + in Karusi, awareness of voluntary testing remains a great challenge in the fight against AIDS and admits that there are still many ignorant people.
Mr. Ndayisenga also announced that the psychotherapeutic care presents gaps related to financial means. He asks the government to approach the partners in order to improve their care.
Note that the first lady of the country, Mrs. Angeline Ndayishimiye takes part in these ceremonies.