Directorate of Aids Control-Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

Prof. Helen Atieno
Prof. Helen AtienoDirector ACADAP
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Director's Message

PURPOSE: The Directorate aims at the prevention, management and treatment of HIV/AIDS and Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ADA) in the University.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • HIV testing services
  • Counseling
  • Sensitization on HIV/AIDS, ADA and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD)
  • Research
  • HIV Testing Services Course ( 3 weeks professional course)

Sensitization Message on HIV/AIDS

HIV VIRUS is present in blood, semen, vaginal secretions, breast milk and other body fluids.

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WHERE TO ACCESS HIV TESTING SERVICES?

  • The University has VCT centres for free voluntary testing. The VCT operates from Monday to Friday 8:00am -5:00pm.
  • Free HIV testing can be accessed at any government facility.

ANY CURE FOR HIV!

There is no cure for HIV but there is effective treatment by use of Anti-retroviral drugs. (ARVS)

IS HIV PREVENTABLE: YES! Abstain! Zero grace! Use condoms consistently and correctly.

Message on Drug and Substance Abuse

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  • Alcohol and drug use is harmful to your health
  • Too much alcohol is harmful to your mental and physical health
  • Sharing drug injection equipment such as needles and syringes without disinfecting them exposes users to contracting HIV.
  • Drug abuse further erodes immune system for those living with HIV.
  • Be smart, keep of drugs!!!!


Treatment and Management

Contact acada@jooust.ac.ke for help on alcohol and drug abuse counseling, management and referral for treatment or call NACADA 1192 free of charge,

Message on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDS)

Non-communicable diseases include cancer (breast, cervical and prostrate), diabetes, blood pressure, stress and mental Health

 

HOW TO AVOID AND REDUCE THE RISKS OF NCDS:

  • Take regular exercise
  • Avoid the use tobacco, alcohol and other substance of abuse
  • Eat a healthy diet consisting of fruits, vegetable, grains, nuts and cereals
  • Live on the positive side of life
  • Maintain a healthy sexual life with one partner
  • Take plenty of water 8 to 12 glasses daily
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