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August 04, 2012

NYT: Uganda's disappointing--and expensive--reversal on AIDS progress.

See in Thursday's New York Times "In Uganda, an AIDS Success Story Comes Undone". It begins:

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s sharp reduction of its AIDS rate has long been hailed as a Cinderella success story, inspiring a wave of aid programs and public health strategies to fight the disease across the developing world.

But as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived here on Thursday, the news on AIDS in Uganda was not so bright: A new American-financed survey says that Uganda is one of only two African countries, along with Chad, where AIDS rates are on the rise.

The reversal is particularly disappointing to health experts given the time and attention that have been focused on AIDS here, and the billions of dollars spent.

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Posted by JD Hull at August 4, 2012 11:51 PM

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