In a country where 1.4 million people are living with HIV. Despite significant improvements, HIV detection and care remain a public health concern in specific groups of people, such as fishing communities, children and adolescents.
Women and young women are disproportionately affected. There are many political and cultural barriers which have hindered effective HIV prevention programming in Uganda. Adolescents are particularly vulnerable to life-threatening health risks related to unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortion, HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, due to a lack of awareness about these risks, and the shortage of youth-friendly sexual health and counselling services.