Saturday, November 21 2015
Moses Nsubuga aka Supercharger has lived with HIV for 21 years.
In the year 1994, he was found to be positive after mingling with so many women and the rest is history. He is now an HIV activist and campaigner.
While appearing on Dembe FM this morning, Supercharger said that most of our artistes are infected and due to stigma they are not accessing treatment, there is no way they can go to the fully packed hospitals with their dreadlocks, they will easily be spotted.
"However, they can access private clinics which also have these drugs. I personally get my medication from Joint Clinic Research Centre in Lubowa and I find as many as 300 people there," Supercharger added.
He also told of how comedian Paddy Bitama died from the same problem, he had stopped taking medication for close to a year. Medication is effective if the viral load is still low, Supercharger encouraged all to find out if they are positive or not and if so to start on medication immediately.
Supercharger appealed to all those who do not take their medication and instead end up going to Pastors that, even those very Pastors, when their family members fall sick, they don't pray for them but they take them to health centres.
You can find Supercharger on 0772551000 for a one-on-one. TASO, Mild May Centre, Life Link (Ntinda, Kyaliwajala) are some of the centres where you can get information on HIV AIDS.
On December 12, 2015 several artistes will be performing at National Theatre during the First Annual HIV Drug Resistance dialogue and concert. Entrance is free, it starts at 2:00pm
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