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Ugandan HIV Campaign Targets "Cheaters"

January 25, 2013

The U.S. non-governmental organization AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has launched a controversial HIV prevention campaign in Uganda, urging married people and individuals in long-term relationships to use a condom if they cheat, and to have an HIV test if they think their partner has cheated on them. The Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC), the government agency in charge of HIV/AIDS efforts, disagrees with the AHF campaign messages and has directed AHF to remove the billboards. UAC's official policy recommends "Abstinence, Being faithful, and consistent, correct Condom use" (ABC) in combination with biomedical interventions. Studies estimate that 43 percent of new HIV infections in Uganda occur among couples in long-term relationships.

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