March 30, 2007
Uganda: Guinea is in West Africa
Because of its apparent early success at fighting HIV, Uganda has long been held up as an example of what countries can do if they confront the problem early, and head-on. But their policies haven't been consistent over the years, as the Washington Post points out. Much of the success came from politicians all the way up to the president encouraging "zero grazing," fidelity to one partner. The policy toward condoms has flip-flopped, and some critics say Uganda's more recent promotion of religion-based abstinence programs reflects the government's desire to cozy up to the Bush administration. Now HIV rates may be backsliding...
Posted by Adam Graham-Silverman at March 30, 2007 12:31 PM