New survey to obtain accurate AIDS rates
Friday 18 June 2004
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UGANDA: New survey to obtain accurate AIDS rates

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JOHANNESBURG, 2 June (PLUSNEWS) - A national survey to obtain accurate estimates of HIV/AIDS prevalence is set to kick off in Uganda.

The survey, to be conducted by the Ministry of Health, will comprise questionnaires and anonymous blood samples from 10,000 households, a local newspaper, The Monitor, reported.

Respondents will include 8,000 children below the age of four, 8,000 women and 7,000 men aged between 15 to 59.

Health Minister Jim Muhwezi is expected to present a report on the findings to parliament.



Recent UGANDA Reports
Distribution of free anti-AIDS drugs begins, 14/Jun/04
Companies slow to respond to epidemic, 29/Dec/03
Programme launched to boost ARV treatment capacity, 5/Dec/03
New deadline for free anti-retrovirals, 1/Dec/03
Local company undertakes to produce antiretrovirals, 5/Nov/03
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
Youth against AIDS
Making A difference for Children Affected by AIDS

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