Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Feb 27, 2018

Kameron Gives Back

Kameron moving around the clinic as a volunteer.
Kameron moving around the clinic as a volunteer.

Kameron is 22 years old, he joined Baylor Uganda in 1999, when he was 4 years old.  His mother said he was often sick with a fever and cough with body rashes.  She brought him to the clinic to test his blood where she found out he was HIV+.  Kameron was immediately admitted, but there were no ARVs at the time.  His care was basically nutritional, psychological and prophylaxis (using Cotrimoxazole).

In 2003, Kameron started taking ARVs and Cotrimoxazole, one of the medications donated by the American Foundation for Children with AIDS.  There was a point in time when the clinic didn’t have Cotrimoxazole, but AFCA intervened so clients like Kameron could benefit from this medication.  Countless lives have been prolonged, saved and improved by this program.

Today, Kameron is a peer leader at the clinic.  He encourages his peers to stay in care and continue to take their medications.  Kameron also organizes peer support activities. Overall, he is doing so well and has a better quality of life.  His message to AFCA is, "“Thanks to AFCA, for what they have done for me, if it was not for the Cotrimoxazole that you donated, maybe I wouldn’t be alive or achieving my goals.”

Our teams here at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS and our partners in Africa thank you for supporting this project and the work we do for the children in in our programs.  If you would like to learn even more about what we do or how you can meet some of the children you have helped, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@AFCAids.org. 

Kameron at the youth corner.
Kameron at the youth corner.
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