Effects of HIV/AIDS on women’s economic development in Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The focus of the research was on the effects of HIV/AIDS on women in economic development in Bushenyi District. Conclusion was made in line with the various themes of the study and was based on the findings of the study. Findings, the HIV/AIDS in the recent phenomenon, AIDS has had devastating effects. It has killed millions of people, and significantly reduced life expectancy AIDS depletes the country’s labor force, reduced agricultural output and food security, and weakened educational and health services. The large number of AIDS related deaths among young adults has left behind over a million orphaned children. Although unanimously recognized on the basis of knowledge gained to date, no public health reason justifies a violation of human rights. Discriminatory measures are common, which, as a result of exclusion, which identified, does not favor a participatory policy on HIV/AIDS. Women are particularly infected by the epidemic because women tend to marry and become sexually active at a younger age than their male counterparts, and often have older and more sexually experienced partners. This (plus various biological and social factors) puts young women at greater risk of infection; in fact, young women are nine times more likely than young men to contract HIV. The first research question asked were “factors contributing to increase HIV/AIDS in Kyamuhunga sub county Bushenyi district. “ The researcher came up with the following results; having unprotected sex 25%, Domestic violence worsens HIV/AIDS 10%, Mother to child during birth 21.6%, Poverty and HIV/AIDS 8.3%, The lack of good governance will 10% and Rape 21.6%. The second research question was “the effects of HIV/AIDS to the people of Bushenyi district” The answers to this research question were as follows; Poverty 15%, HIV/AIDS and gender 15%, HIV/AIDS and human rights Parents 10%, Impact on household food security 26.6%, Health and education 5%, Human resources 16.6%, Discrimination 11.6%.
A research report submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies of Kampala International University
HIV/AIDS, women’s economic development, Bushenyi District, Uganda