TASO stands for The AIDS Support Organization. It is an indigenous HIV/AIDS service organization in Uganda founded in 1987 by Noerine Kaleeba and 15 other colleagues some of whom have now passed away due to AIDS.  The founding of TASO was based on people that were unified by common experiences faced when encountering HIV/AIDS at a time of high stigma, ignorance and discrimination. From a small support group, TASO has since evolved into a Non Governmental Organization with eleven (11) service centers and four (4) regional offices covering most parts of Uganda.

TASO Highlights

Study report: Retention of adolescents living with HIV in care, treatment, and support Programs in Uganda

The risk of non-retention of adolescents in TASO programs was significantly greater among those who obtained their antiretroviral (ARV) drug refills from a health facility than among those who obtained the refills from community drug distribution points at all the time points considered (12, 24, and 36 months).

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Community Model Eases Access to AIDS Treatment

Communities served by TASO at its eleven(11) Service Centres of Excellence(CoE) and the 56 Supported Public Health Facilities across Uganda now access ART at the convenience of their neighborhood. This was made possible with the innovation of the TASO Community Client ART Delivery (CCLAD) Model, implemented with support from PEPFAR through funding from CDC Uganda.

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