Slum Doctor Programme

HIV/AIDS in Uganda
July 23, 2013, 8:04 am
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Since 2006 the annual HIV infection rate has risen to over 130,000 adults and 20,000 children. Despite this, since 2000 the life expectancy has risen from 46 to 55.  That gain is the direct result of increased awareness and prevention through education and medicine. This positive trend has had an unlikely effect; greater access to life saving drugs has caused an increase in risky behavior and a decline in testing. The result has been an increased number of infections to 5.4% in women and 2.4% in men. This disparity highlights the need for youth sex education and HIV services that teach more than just abstinence as women typically marry and become sexually active at a younger age.      


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