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Uganda to launch door to door anonymous testing for HIV

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 20 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1186
  1. Benjamin Ochan
  1. Kampala

    Uganda will soon launch a door to door blood testing survey to get a more accurate picture of the number of Ugandans with HIV or AIDS.

    An estimated 100 000 people in Uganda have AIDS, out of a population of 25 million. Many are in urgent need of antiretroviral drugs.

    Critics have disputed Uganda's figures, saying they are based mostly on data from pregnant women who visit antenatal clinics, among whom the disease may be more prevalent than in the general population.

    The exercise is planned to take place between March and June next year and will be carried out by the Ugandan health ministry, with the support of the US Agency for …

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