AIDS Rise in Uganda Shows Need for More Resources
July 30, 2012
Almost 260,000 people with HIV/AIDS in Uganda are being treated by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief program launched by President George W. Bush in 2003 -- treating nearly half of the 600,000 in need of antiretrovirals there. PEPFAR, said Dr. Stella Talisuna, has enabled thousands of Ugandans to "get back on their feet."
Years ago, Uganda rolled out the "ABC" HIV prevention policy: abstain, be faithful, or use condoms. A generation of students watched videos on how AIDS ravages the human body, and they were encouraged to postpone first intercourse.
07.21.2012; Rodney Muhumuza
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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