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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
Delegation to Study Uganda's Anti-AIDS Strategy
Reber, Pat
July 26, 1999
Nando Times Online (07/24/99)

South Africa's health minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, and a large delegation will travel to Uganda in August to study the country's strategy for fighting AIDS. According to a World Bank study, Uganda is the only African country in which HIV/AIDS rates are declining, down to about half the level of a decade ago. Uganda's President, Yoweri Museveni, has led an effective public information campaign to help stop the spread of HIV, using large roadside signs throughout the nation to encourage people to protect themselves. An estimated 3.6 million of South Africa's 42 million residents carry HIV, with up to 25 percent of adults infected in some areas.