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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

Unsung Heroes Being Bold for Change

Mummy Julian: A warm heart sharing her love with hundreds Being a mother to very many from all different walks of life usually goes to show how many lives one has impacted.Mummy J is exactly the emulation of a mother to

AMS’ Unsung Heroes

An HIV-peer educator with a heart for all My name is Eva Tumwesigye, a trained counselor. I am mother to two sons aged 25 and 23 years. I have been widowed since 2001. A month after my husband’s death, I started falling ill

Waste Water???

World Water Day is a global annual call to action on issues concerning water. This day is recognized on 22nd of March and 2017’s theme is Wastewater with the campaign “Why Waste Water.”