Palabra clave ‘Uganda’

Let’s talk about sex

jueves, agosto 23rd, 2012

Something essential has faded from discussion of the world’s most lethal sexually transmitted epidemic: Sex.

That’s a shame. Only by understanding how illness spreads can the world hope to prevent it. It’s not possible to understand how HIV spreads — why in some places one in four adults have the virus, and in others one in a thousand do — without understanding how variations in sexual behavior inhibit or accelerate its path through societies.


Uganda’s glory in the fight against HIV is falling

viernes, mayo 4th, 2012

In the 1990s, Uganda was globally seen as the African role model in the fight against AIDS. But, as recently released figures from the Uganda Aids Indicator 2011 show, it is currently the only country in East-Africa where HIV infections are on the rise. What is happening?Uganda received worldwide praise in the late 1990s when it managed to lower HIV infection rates from around 15 to 6 percent. But as the recently released figures from the Uganda Aids Indicator 2011 show, the HIV prevalence rate in Uganda increased from 6.4 percent to 6.7 percent last year and over 500,000 more Ugandans became infected with the virus over the past five years. Surprisingly, an estimated 43 percent of those new infections occur among people engaged in monogamous heterosexual relationships. It is not the young or the poor, but the married couples in urban areas who are most at risk.


Fidelidad un hito en la historia de la prevención del SIDA: consenso internacional para prevenir la transmisión sexual del VIH

viernes, marzo 9th, 2012

África subsahariana sigue siendo la región más afectada con portadores del virus del SIDA. ONUSIDA advierte que, por ser las mujeres más vulnerables a la infección, para frenar el sida hace falta prestarles mayor atención. En las zonas con mayor prevalencia femenina, la discriminación y la pobreza hace estragos de manera especial entre las jóvenes, que se ven abocadas a la prostitución o son dadas en matrimonio a hombres mayores y con frecuencia promiscuos. Por ejemplo, en África subsahariana la gran mayoría (76%) de las personas de 15-24 años infectadas son chicas.


HIV/AIDS: ARVs as prevention must move quickly “from science to action”

martes, mayo 17th, 2011

A landmark study showing major reductions in HIV transmission among discordant couples due to early treatment may fail to have a significant impact on HIV prevention unless governments and donors are willing to turn the science into action, HIV advocates say.


Uganda: Male circumcision gains popularity

jueves, mayo 12th, 2011

MEDICAL male circumcision is gaining strength as a preventive measure against HIV/AIDS transmission.


UGANDA: Muslim women back condoms for HIV prevention

lunes, abril 11th, 2011

Some Muslim women in western Uganda are demanding that a new HIV prevention programme for Muslims include condom promotion, going against calls by local religious leaders for the programme to be limited to messages on faithfulness and abstinence.


El mundo habla sobre Educación Sexual

martes, agosto 10th, 2010

Salirse de los programas oficiales, sexualidad, autoestima, sexismo, fueron palabras clave en las discusiones sobre el rol de la Educación Sexual en los Programas de VIH, de las cuales participaron representantes de distintas regiones que expusieron sus experiencias.