Today, we visited TASO, The Aids Support Organization. At TASO we heard about the history of the organization and the different clinical, counseling, social, and teaching programs available for the surrounding community. We also met Herriot, a woman with HIV who uses her diagnosis to help other women with HIV by selling crafts at TASO. The profits from the craft shop go to the Mulago Positive Women's Network.
I thought it was great to see the strides that Uganda has made in the fight against HIV/ AIDS. With the government providing free medication and TASO's support systems, they are reducing the stigma that can be associated with HIV.