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HEALTH FOCUS: Uganda still fighting to lower HIV prevalence

Despite the rapid scale-up of antiretroviral therapy since 2000, HIV/AIDS is still a common cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa, according to data from the Global Burden of Disease report. For Uganda, data from the Global Burden of Disease report shows that HIV/AIDS was responsible for 25,920 deaths in 2017. A new study shows that some African nations have five-fold disparities in numbers of people infected with HIV.

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