RX Radio Presenter Olive Najjuma has said that lately, people have generally become complacent towards HIV/AIDS with some going as far as exposing themselves to possible infection, on the pretext of using drugs like PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis), a drug taken after possible exposure to the disease. She however said that the effects PEP has on those that use it are far worse than avoiding compromising and risky situations.
While on Friday’s the Fatboy show, Olive noted that contrary to common belief that girls fear pregnancy than HIV/AIDS, she is one of those women that takes possible infection seriously and would follow any medical instructions to prevent contracting the disease.
She adds that whereas factors like a partner bringing the disease home are highly likely given that AIDS is most prevalent among couples, it’s important that an individual does their best to stay safe because inasmuch as the wrath of the disease is no longer as it was in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, millions are still being claimed by AIDS annually.
Olive with her co-host James Onen aka Fatboy were discussing the announcement by Ugandan researchers that they were using Goats Milk to create an immunity booster that would help improve the health of people living with HIV/AIDS.
The National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Databank (NAGRC&DB) has finalised plans to introduce highly-efficient and productive dairy goats for adoption by the livestock-rearing communities to avail milk rich in nutrients required for boosting the human immune system of the people living with HIV/AIDS.
“That is very good progress. Soon we will have a vaccine that might need to be taken every year. I would be willing to take as many shots as possible as long as it will give me security against contracting HIV,’’ she said.
Fatboy noted that just like some of the vaccines that don’t give you 100% protection, a vaccine against HIV might not work.
“Anyway, I might not get to take the immunity booster from the goats’ milk because I am neither suffering from HIV/AIDS nor do I think I am exposed to it,” he said.
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