Ugandan Family Planning Association Launches Project to Prevent, Treat HIV, Other STIs
July 5, 2007
The Family Planning Association of Uganda has launched a two-year, $150,000 project aimed at preventing and treating HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections among commercial sex workers and young people, Uganda's The Monitor reports. According to Elly Mugumya, executive director of FPAU, the project targets young people and sex workers in the Kawempe division of the capital, Kampala. It also will provide no-cost treatment and care for HIV and other STIs, as well as no-cost male and female condoms, Mugumya said. Mugumya added that the project will promote awareness and knowledge building (Nafula/Nalugo, The Monitor, 7/3). The project is the first of its kind in Uganda, according to Mugumya (Xinhua News Agency, 7/3).
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