HIV treatment, known as ART (antiretroviral treatment), is free in Uganda thanks to the PEPFAR Fund passed under the George W. Bush's presidency in 2003.
People living with HIV take an assortment of medication depending on the strain and strength of the HIV virus in their body. Medications, called ARVs (antiretroviral drugs), are taken twice a day.
Since the immune system is compromised for a person with HIV, they are often vulnerable to cancer, tuberculosis, and other disease and have to be on and off on treatment for these as well.
In 2015, Cherish Health Centre opened and is now a certified location to administer ARVs. Children in Cherish's care, as well as the public, can receive ART at Cherish Health Centre, who is partnered with Uganda's MildMay Hospital.