Revisiting Kasensero, the epicentre of the HIV/AIDs epidemic
At the peak of the Aids epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s, Kasensero Landing Site in Kyotera district was in the limelight because of the sheer number of deaths from the disease. At the time, whole villages were left empty because most of the adults and youths had died. Today the landing site is full of life and business is thriving. However, behavioural change has been slow to come to this fishing town. The same reckless behaviour that fueled HIV transmission is still prevalent. GILLIAN NANTUME brings us this story of life in Kasensero.