What is a Piascy?

What is a Piascy?

The Presidential Initiative on AIDS Strategy for Communication to Youth (PIASCY) is a strategy introduced by the Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda, aimed at helping teachers to provide accurate information to young people, who are at great risk.

How is PIASCY important to the youth?

PIASCY is a national, holistic programme designed to provide all school-going children and teachers with information on HIV/AIDS both to cope with the disease- for those infected and affected-and to prevent further infections. Targeting parents and communities reinforces activities delivered in the school.

What is ARV in full?

The drugs used to treat HIV are called antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). There are several different types and they work in different ways. HIV treatment is made up of three or more antiretroviral drugs normally combined into one pill.

When was Piascy introduced in Uganda?

Together with the Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC), Museveni launched the Presidential Initiative on AIDS Strategy for Communication to Youth (PIASCY) in 2002.

How long can a person survive on ARVs?

For people who had a CD4 count between 200 and 350 and an undetectable viral load one year after starting treatment, life expectancy was similar to that of people in the general population. Among men, a 35 year old and a 50 year old could expect to live to 78 and 81 years respectively.

What happens when you stop taking Arvs?

ARV drugs keep HIV under control, but they don’t stay in your body for a long time, so you have to keep topping them up. If you stop taking your HIV drugs, then your viral load will go up. This means HIV can damage your immune system, and that you are more likely to pass HIV on.

What does PIASCY stand for?

PIASCY stands for Presidential Initiative on AIDS Strategy for Communication to Youth (Uganda) This definition appears somewhat frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories: MLA style: “PIASCY.”.

* Where is Uganda located?

Uganda Uganda is a landlocked nation in East Africa bordered by Kenya, Sudan, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Tanzania. Lake Victoria occupies a large part of the country’s southern part. Kampala is the capital city.

Who were the first people to settle in Uganda?

In the 14th and 15th centuries the Empire of Kitara was the earliest formal organization. They were followed by the Bunyoro-Kitara, the Buganda, and the Ankole. Beginning in 120 AD, Nilotic people, including the Ateker and Luo, came into Uganda from the north. Some of the Luo invaded the Bunyoro areas and assimilated with the Bantu.

What is the history of sleeping sickness in Uganda?

From 1900 to 1920, a sleeping sickness epidemic in the southern part of Uganda, along the north shores of Lake Victoria, killed more than 250,000 people. World War II encouraged the colonial administration of Uganda to recruit 77,143 soldiers to serve in the King’s African Rifles.