Effects of Human Immune Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) among people living with disability of Kampala District

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The purpose of the study is to examine the effects of HIV/AIDS among people living with disability of Kampala District. The study had four specific objectives, which included; i) determining the profile of respondents in terms of gender, age, educational qualification and marital status; ii) to determine the level of barriers associated with HIV/AIDS among people with disabilities; iii) to determine the level of preventive strategies; and iv) to determine the relationship between the levels of barriers and preventative strategies associated with HIV I AIDS among people with disabilities. The researcher employed descriptive correlational survey design and the researcher employed self-administered questionnaire to collect data on effects of HIV I AIDS among people living with disabilities. The findings indicated that most respondents (64%) were females who are in vulnerable groups, aged between 30-39 years, majority were in certificate (38%) and over 38% were married. The level of barriers was generally very rarely with mean (1.5502) which indicated that most of respondents strongly disagreed. The level of preventive strategies is generally rarely (overall mean=2.0373) they disagreed. And also indicated a positive significant relationship between the level of barriers and preventive strategies associated with HIV I AIDS among people with disabilities (r=0.723, sig. =0.000) the more the government has tried to eliminate the barriers, the people with disability will be able to go for voluntary counseling and testing, able to disclose their status and get rid of stigma. From the findings and the conclusions of the study, the researcher recommends there is need to sensitive people with disability to avoid stigma, despite the fact that there vulnerable and access the HIV/AIDS services, there is need to uplift the educational level of people with disability since most of them were certificate holders and in order to Increased acceptance and uptake of HIV testing, sensitization should be thoroughly done more especially in communities
A research project submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfillment of Bachelor’s Degree of Guidance and Counseling of Kampala International University
Human Immune Virus (HIV), Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Disability, Kampala district