The Socio-Economic Impacts of Hiv/Aids On Youth Livelihood In Uganda: Acase Study Of Makindye Division.

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Kampala International University. College of Humanities and social sciences.
The main concern of the study was to investigate the socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS among youth livelihood in Makindye division — Kampala district. It targeted both the HIV/AIDS infected and affected youth and youth leaders The research talks about both the areas, the year Aids was known, the approximate number of people affected by the epidemic since it was known by different scholars. It show s the area of study in Kampala district where by a study of 80 people were selected and 10 interviewed. The objectives of the study were to find out the socio-economic impact of HR//AIDS, find out the efforts in place in addressing the challenges of HIV/AIDS impact on the youth and sensitize the public and promote positive attitudes towards the people with HIV/AIDS and their families. The research was based on simple random sampling and instruments of data collection were the questionnaires, observation, interviews, data was analyzed by being edited and tabulated. The study faced some limitations which include; poor attitudes of local people towards the research, respondents could not release the information, bias from the respondents, and lack of enough transport costs. The researcher found out that there are problems faced by the youth with HIV which include; social discrimination (are isolated and discriminated in schools, workplace etc) stigmatization where by they looked at negatively experienced constant sickness when with out money to buy medicine, inadequate diet. From the study, recommendations were made for example the youth should avoid involving themselves in sexual activities since HIV is mainly spread through sexual intercourse, recommend the government to educate people so that they can XIII be aware about Aids, recommend that education about Aids is one of the tools that should be used to attempt o combat the negative effects on human dignity. From the study, conclusions were drawn that HIV is the main cause of increasing number of orphans in Uganda, job discrimination and stigmatization in societies today. The researcher also came out with some of the causes of HIV/AIDS like having unprotected sex with an infected person, blood transfusion, from mother to child at birth and using unsterilized machines such as syringe, razor blades etc. Also some measures were cited to solve the above causes like providing counseling services provide free and enough ARVS and sensitize people about
A Research Report Submitted to the College of Humanities And Social Sciences As Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirement For The Award Of Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies of Kampala International University.
Youth Livelihood, Impacts of Hiv/Aids, Socio-Economic