What is UNYPA in full?
Uganda Network of young People Living With HIV/AIDs
Where is UNYPA Found?
Plot 711, Mirembe Close, Kalinabiri Road Ntinda
How can i be part of the organisation?
By becoming part of our team at UNYPA, you join
the struggle to change the lives of young people living with HIV/AIDS,
giving them hope and a future to see their dreams come true.
Your resources or participation in our activities enables us to meet our goal of creating a safe and free HIV generation. Contact us and get involved
What is Adherence?
Adherence means taking the correct dose of your medications every time, exactly as prescribed by your health care provider or recommended by your pharmacist.
Strategies to help maintain adherence include using a 7-day pill box and setting daily pill reminders on a smartphone.
Adherence to an HIV regimen gives HIV medicines the chance to do their job: to prevent HIV from multiplying and destroying the immune system.
Poor adherence to an HIV regimen allows HIV to destroy the immune system. A damaged immune system makes it hard for the body to fight off infections and certain cancers. Poor adherence also increases the risk of drug resistance and HIV treatment failure.
How can i know my HIV status
If you have never been tested for HIV, you should be tested at least once. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends being tested at least once a year if you do things that can result in HIV infection.
What is stigma?
stigma and discrimination refers to prejudice, negative attitudes and abuse directed at people living with HIV and AIDS.
People living with HIV often feel nervous about telling others that they have HIV due to the fear of stigma or discrimination. This can lead to isolation
Stigma is a powerful social process of devaluing people or groups based on a real or perceived difference—such as gender, age, sexual orientation, behavior, or ethnicity. Discrimination follows stigma and is the unfair and unjust treatment of an individual based on that socially identified status.
How can i keep healthy?
Taking care of your body. Exercise regularly. Teens should be physically active at least 60 minutes of every day. Eat a healthy diet. Maintain a healthy weight. Get enough sleep. Keep up with vaccinations.
A lot of factors play a role in staying healthy. Good health can decrease your risk of certain conditions.
exercise and a good diet can keep your heart healthy
How can i stop stigma?
Find opportunities to pass on facts and positive attitudes about people with health problems. If your friends, family, co-workers or even the media present information that is not true, challenge their myths and stereotypes. Let them know how their negative words and incorrect descriptions affect people with mental health problems by keeping alive the false ideas.