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Uganda and Malawi Offer Opposite Lessons for AIDS

August 7, 2012

HIV prevention and treatment efforts in small, poor Malawi offer a model for other African nations and a contrast to the cautionary tale of Uganda, a large and relatively prosperous county struggling with an alarming rise in infections.

During her eight-nation tour of Africa, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited both Uganda and Malawi. Speaking at an HIV/AIDS clinic in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, she said, "I am here because I am worried. Uganda is now the only country in sub-Saharan Africa where the rate is going up instead of down," referring to the country's doubling of HIV cases between 2004 and 2011.

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