NBS Television’s ‘#NBSAfter5’ presenter, Edwin Katamba alias MC Kats, was recognized as a champion against HIV stigma and discrimination in Uganda during the National HIV and AIDS Meeting that featured the 14th Annual Joint AIDS Review and Philly Lutaaya Memorial Lecture, on the 18th November 2021, at Hotel Africana.
The event was honored by the presence of His Majesty the King of Tooro, King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru IV, a UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for Youth, who handed over the award to MC Kats in recognition of his initiatives in the fight against HIV and its stigma.
MC Kats publicly came out about his HIV status in 2019.
Over the last two years, he’s actively and passionately spoken about the epidemic and continues to encourage people living with HIV to adhere to their medication and stay safe. His health status has not put him down; he continues to live his life normally, a decision that earned him the recognition and more admiration of his fans.
“My fight against HIV stigma has inspired thousands and only makes me stronger and ready for the next impact as a target to inspire not only the countable but a generation,” said MC Kats.
The Uganda Aids Commission organized the 3-day event in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Research Academia and Professionals Self-Coordinating Entity, and United Nations.