A Status Analysis on Community Vulnerability to HIV & AIDS in Food Insecure Settings: A Case of Post-Conflict Areas in Uganda

The overall objective of this study was to collect information on the status and extent of community vulnerability to HIV & AIDS in food insecure post-conflict communities in Uganda. Specifically, the study aimed at finding out the status of food security in the selected communities. It explored the linkage between HIV & AIDS and food insecurity and determined the status of the vulnerability of people living with HIV & AIDS (PLHA) to food and nutrition insecurity and also to identify the gaps, challenges and lessons in policy implementation and development with regard to HIV & AIDS and food & security for PLHA at local and national levels. A largely qualitative technique in selection of study participants and data collection was employed. The study population comprised of community members in the two districts and key stakeholders both at district and national level.