Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Treatment and Prevention: Interview w/Uganda's Dr. Patrick Ndase

via The Observer, by Shifa Mwesigye

"Uganda has participated just like several other African countries; [in research] you must go where infection is happening. The majority of HIV research in the early stages happened in Uganda because Uganda was heavily infested with the virus. As you remember we had prevalence rates of above 20% and then we had the so called Uganda success story after the zero grazing campaign.

"At the time, the countries in southern Africa which largely [depend on] tourism were silent on HIV infection. Now the countries that are laden with infection are Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. So majority of HIV prevention research is not happening in Uganda anymore. In fact it is difficult to get someone who wants to do HIV research to come to Uganda."
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