The Impact Of Hiv/Aids On The Rural Families Of Busiisi Sub County, Hoima District

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ABSTRACT

This study established the impact of HIV/ AIDS on Rural families and the available measures

to avert its effects in Busiisi sub county, Hoima District. Non probability sampling with

gender bias was used to identify 60 respondents in Busiisi Sub County of whom 10 were civil

servants, 20 local community members, 16 HIV/ AIDS patients and 10 politicians. Data was

collected both qualitatively and quantitatively by use of questionnaires, Focus Group

discussions, unstructured in-depth interviews and observations.

Aggravated poverty, reduced labor productivity, increased drain of resources, declining

education performance, raising discrimination, abuse of orphans and widows,

neglect/castigation, reduced life expectancy, child headed families and increased family

pressures were identified as the major impacts of HIV/ AIDS on rural families.

The study concluded that a well equipped health centre providing quality HIV services for

both children and adults should be put in place in the sub-county; the quality of the existing

voluntary counseling and testing services need to be enhanced; more emphasis on community

sensitization and health education with the use of IEC materials aiming at reducing stigma

and discrimination should be undertaken; its important that more staff be recruited in the

existing nearest hospital and be equipped with skills in management and supp01i of

HIV/ AIDS infected children and adults together with their families. Foster homes should be

created within the sub-county to reduce on child headed families.

However, further research should be undertaken on the viability of the creation of foster

homes. The community members need to be empowered and engage in income Generating

activities such as fish farming, mushrooming piggery, poultry, pineapple growing, and rice

production.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). The Impact Of Hiv/Aids On The Rural Families Of Busiisi Sub County, Hoima District. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 18, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-hiv-aids-on-the-rural-families-of-busiisi-sub-county-hoima-district

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "The Impact Of Hiv/Aids On The Rural Families Of Busiisi Sub County, Hoima District" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 04 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-hiv-aids-on-the-rural-families-of-busiisi-sub-county-hoima-district . Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "The Impact Of Hiv/Aids On The Rural Families Of Busiisi Sub County, Hoima District". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 04 Jun. 2021. Web. 18 Jun. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-hiv-aids-on-the-rural-families-of-busiisi-sub-county-hoima-district >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "The Impact Of Hiv/Aids On The Rural Families Of Busiisi Sub County, Hoima District" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 18, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-hiv-aids-on-the-rural-families-of-busiisi-sub-county-hoima-district