Letters

HIV infection in Uganda

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6931.789a (Published 19 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:789
  1. G Bantebya,
  2. E Konings
  1. Makerere University, Department of Women Studies, PO Box 7062, Kampala,
  2. Uganda Institut Universitaire de Medecine Sociale et Preventive, Bugnon 17, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland

    EDITOR, - In the Rakai district of Uganda, Maria J Wawer and colleagues have shown that, despite universal knowledge of AIDS, extensive education, and programmes for distributing condoms, the incidence of HIV infection remains high.1 The failure of such programmes to curb the epidemic may not be unique to Rakai, given that HIV continues to spread in many parts of Africa where prevention programmes exist.2 Rather than intensifying programmes,1 however, we must ask why the necessary behavioural change has not occurred. …

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