Mapping Pathways is a multi-national project to develop and nurture a research-driven, community-led global understanding of the emerging evidence base around the adoption of antiretroviral-based prevention strategies to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The evidence base is more than results from clinical trials - it must include stakeholder and community perspectives as well.

15 October 2011

Uganda Needs to Re-Discover its Prevention Success of the 1990s

via, by Henry Zakumumpa

"The trouble for us in Uganda is that we are falling behind in global efforts to rein in new HIV infection rates an endeavor we were renowned for in the 1990s.

What is troubling is that many more people in Uganda are going to need AIDS treatment because of the spike in new HIV infections, driven primarily by married couples, but also because people with HIV/AIDS are now living longer, at a time when western donor countries are actually cutting AIDS funding.

Many AIDS treatment centres in Uganda are already turning away new patients due to donor funding caps, with some centres tragically sharing drugs amongst their patients. What is going to happen when thousands of Ugandans newly require AIDS treatment and they are turned away at treatment centres?

Sadly, Uganda's losing HIV prevention effort is out of step with the rest of the world where prevalence is actually going down. Even the worse- hit Southern African countries have registered a 25% reduction in HIV prevalence according to UNAIDS."

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