The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) is an indigenous non-governmental organization (NGO) of HIV-infected and affected people in Uganda.
TASO provides counselling, social support, medical and nursing care for opportunistic infections at 7 centres affiliated to district hospitals in Uganda.
Between 1993 and 1994, the services provided by TASO were evaluated through a participatory approach between staff and clients.
TASO counselling services helped clients and their families to cope with HIV and AIDS, with 90.4% of clients revealing their serostatus, and 57.2% reporting consistent use of condoms in the past 3 months.
TASO was also the main source of medical care for clients with opportunistic infections in the last 6 months (63.8%). As a result of counselling, over half of the clients (56.9%) made plans for the future and 51.3% wished to make wills.
There was a high level of acceptance of people living with HIV/AIDS (PWAs) by families (79%) and the community (76%). Care was provided to PWAs at home mainly by women (86.2%). TASO has demonstrated that individuals and their families are able to live positively with HIV/AIDS.
Through counselling, medical care and material support to clients and their families, TASO has effected change in people's attitudes, knowledge and lifestyles. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Organisation santé, Ouganda, Afrique, Conseil clinique, Services sociaux, Soin, Support social, Coping, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, ONG
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Public health organization, Uganda, Africa, Clinical counseling, Social assistance, Care, Social support, Coping, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0223999
Code Inist : 002B30A06E. Création : 11/06/1997.