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Uganda's President Tests for HIV in Public, Hoping to Encourage Millions to Check Their Status

November 8, 2013

This article was reported by the Washington Post.

The Washington Post reported that Uganda's president tested for HIV in public to demonstrate to all Ugandans the importance of knowing their status as part of the battle against increasing numbers of new infections. Despite urging from AIDS workers, Ugandan leaders rarely test for HIV in public. With signs that HIV infection is on the rise in a country that once was a global leader in the fight against AIDS, Ugandan officials hope to test 15 million individuals by the end of 2014. Officials hope having the president serve as a role model for testing will assist in reaching their goal.

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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