Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Law’s on Your Side: A Story of Strength and Perseverance

When Robert’s* company started withholding salaries from their employees, he tried his best to keep faith. “We’re going through a difficult time, his boss said, “We’ll get you your money soon.” Robert waited. Month after month, his boss paid him the bare minimum – 30,000 shillings here ($8 USD), 20,000 shillings there ($6 USD), always

Meet Beatrice, the Head of Nursing at AMS

Ever since she could remember, Beatrice wanted to be a nurse. “I saw a lot of suffering around me,” she said. “Even at a young age, I wanted to learn how to help.” Beatrice loved connecting with people, and she admired the way nurses cared for their patients – not only delivering essential medical care,

More Than Just Medicine: One Youth’s Story of Growth at AMS

Growing up, Anthony had always been sick. His mother took him to clinics, hospitals and health-care centers all over Kampala, but it wasn’t until age 10 that Anthony’s mother revealed the reason behind those visits. Anthony was HIV-positive, a concept he could barely understand and barely believe. “I kept asking myself, how could this happen

Achieving Social Justice for an HIV-Free Uganda

By the time Jean Paul* lost his job in 2014, he had grown used to putting up a fight. For years, he had battled HIV alongside his wife, both of whom are active clients at Alive Medical Services (AMS). He was used to fighting for his health – but what he was not used to

Love for a Mother, Life for a Family

Joan was only 19 when she realized she was HIV positive. She had been sick for weeks, suffering from headaches, fever, and fatigue – and after a friend suggested she visits Alive Medical Services (AMS), she made an appointment to be tested. That day, Joan was counselled, diagnosed and immediately enrolled in care. “I was