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  1. UGANDA: Patients go private as state sector crumbles
  2. SWAZILAND: Child marriages banned
  3. UGANDA: Decades later, HIV stigma lingers
  4. UGANDA: Condom use infrequent despite rising HIV rates


UGANDA: Patients go private as state sector crumbles
KAMPALA، 18/9/2012 (IRIN) - Free healthcare is, in theory, available to everyone in Uganda but in practice, the state system, where thousands of doctors’ and nurses’ positions are unfilled, is so run-down that patients are increasingly turning to private facilities. full report
SWAZILAND: Child marriages banned
MBABANE، 20/9/2012 (IRIN) - The practice of men marrying underage girls - which has been an accepted social norm for centuries but has been linked in recent years to the spread of HIV - was recently declared illegal in Swaziland. full report
UGANDA: Decades later, HIV stigma lingers
KAMPALA، 20/9/2012 (IRIN) - Ugandans have grown familiar with HIV over the past three decades, but new research suggests that many are still scandalized by it; according to the 2011 National AIDS Indicator Survey, released on 18 September, many people still attach shame and blame to people living with the virus. full report
UGANDA: Condom use infrequent despite rising HIV rates
KAMPALA، 21/9/2012 (IRIN) - Despite nationwide efforts to increase HIV awareness and common fears of unplanned pregnancy, young, sexually active Ugandans continue to have risky sex without using condoms consistently, spurring new measures to promote the prophylactic. full report
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