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UGANDA: Media challenged on accurate AIDS reporting

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JOHANNESBURG, 6 September (PLUSNEWS) - The Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) has urged local media to report accurately and comprehensibly on the disease.

John Rwomushana, UAC's director of research and policy development, said journalists should translate the incomprehensible issues about HIV/AIDS into simple language, in order to help the government educate the general population.

The local New Vision newspaper quoted Rwomushana as saying, "The fight against AIDS is a protracted one and we must all join forces. Journalists should use their experience to disseminate accurate information about the disease."

An estimated seven percent of Uganda's adult population is HIV-positive, up from previous estimates of 6.2 percent



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