AIDS Has Claimed Nearly a Million Lives in Uganda
October 28, 2002
Almost a million Ugandans have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the disease was first diagnosed in the country 20 years ago, a health ministry annual report released Thursday said. The report said that out of the 947,552 deaths recorded, 427,153 were women, 425,644 men and 94,755 were children under 15. Last year's report put the death toll at 848,492. The ministry reported that the estimates for people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda had gone down to 1,050,555 from an estimated 1.5 million last year. The ministry said that the HIV prevalence in the general population was 5 percent, and at 6.5 percent among pregnant women.Adapted from:
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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.