Mbarara University of Science and Technology developed an HIV Institutional policy in 2004 with the aim of improving health by providing support and information on HIV/AIDS. Since then the policy has been vigorously implemented with support from within the University and donor funding such as the Swedish Embassy through the Lund University- MUST collaboration. Although the donor funding from LUMUST collaboration ceased, the university has continued to support some HIV/AIDS related activities but inadequately..
During the policy implementation various activities are carried outs as listed below;
This has enabled the University to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS and related matters as confirmed by the HIV Sero-Behavioural study in Six Universities in Uganda by AMREF with MUST having the lowest HIV/AIDS prevalence(0.4%) compared to highest HIV prevalence obtained (1.8%). Furthermore cases of unplanned pregnancies were also lowest in MUST which may have been supported by the high accessibility to freely distributed condoms