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Pioneering work on HIV/AIDS in Uganda 

Pioneering work on HIV/AIDS in Uganda
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Pioneering work on HIV/AIDS in Uganda
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Peter Mugyenyi

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198703327.003.0004
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date: 17 October 2019

Chapter 4 describes how the author and his colleagues set about trying to tackle HIV/AIDS in Uganda through health education and prevention campaigns, collaborative research, and, ultimately, treatment. It covers how, through the work of the Joint Clinical Research Centre and active support from the country’s President, Uganda took the lead in many aspects of research and development, and how it became clear that the biggest challenges were securing access to treatments and confronting attitudes that the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Africa was simply unfeasible. It also describes how ART became available and successful services were established throughout the country, how Uganda served as a model for many other countries in Africa, and explains the continuing need for investment and development to maintain and build on these successes.

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