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
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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