Number of New HIV Cases in Uganda Increasing, AIDS Commission Official Says
The number of new HIV infections in Uganda has increased from 70,000 in 2003 to about 130,000 in 2005, Uganda AIDS Commission Director-General Kihumuro Apuuli said Thursday, the Monitor/AllAfrica.com reports. Apuuli, speaking on HIV/AIDS Vaccine Awareness Day, said that despite financial support from donors, the incidence of new HIV cases in Uganda still is increasing. "We must have [antiretroviral drugs], intensify our prevention strategies and care for those infected," he said (Masumbuko/Miti, Monitor/AllAfrica.com, 5/19).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.