Hajjat Sarah Kaye

Religiosity for promotion of behaviors likely to reduce new HIV infections in Uganda: A study among muslim youth in Wakiso district

Magid Kagimu , David Guwatudde, Charles Rwabukwali, Hajjat Sarah Kaye, Yusuf Walakira and Dick Ainomugisha.

The study was done to determine the association between religiosity and behaviors likely to reduce new HIV infections among 1,224 Muslim youth. Respondents with Sujda, the hyperpigmented spot on the forehead due to prostration during prayers, were more likely to abstain from sex, be faithful in marriage, and avoid alcohol and narcotics. Males wearing a Muslim cap were more likely to abstain from sex and avoid alcohol and narcotics. Females wearing the long dress (Hijab) were also more likely to avoid alcohol...Read More

Inter-religious Cooperation for HIV Prevention in Uganda: A Study among Muslim and Christian Youth in Wakiso District

Magid Kagimu , David Guwatudde, Charles Rwabukwali, Hajjat Sarah Kaye, Yusuf Walakira and Dick Ainomugisha.

The study was done to compare HIV prevalence and HIV-risk behaviors between Muslims and Christians. A total of 2,933 Christian and 1,224 Muslim youth between 1524 years were interviewed and tested for HIV. The HIV prevalence was significantly lower among Muslims (2%) compared to Christians (4%). Muslims were more likely to be circumcised, avoid drinking alcohol and avoid having first sex before 18 years. These behaviors which may have led to lower HIV infections among Muslims are derived from Islamic teachings...Read More