Rapid Population Growth in Uganda Affecting Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS
May 2, 2008
Rapid population growth in Uganda is undermining efforts to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS, Uganda AIDS Commission Director General Kihumuro Apuuli said Wednesday at a press briefing in the capital of Kampala, New Vision/Allafrica.com reports. Apuuli spoke with journalists ahead of the four-day HIV/AIDS global implementers meeting scheduled to start June 3 in Kampala.
The country's AIDS commission has created a five-year plan that focuses on HIV prevention, according to Apuuli. He added, "There are 120,000 people on antiretroviral drugs out of an estimated 240,000 who need it. We intend to make the drugs available to 300,000 people" (Mugisa, New Vision/Allafrica.com, 4/30).
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