Fight HIV among children

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Government should focus on reducing HIV infection rates among children in Uganda.

According to the Executive Director of Mild May Centre Uganda, Dr. Barbara Mukasa, most of the new infections registered annually are among children between the ages of 12 to 19 years.

Uganda’s current HIV prevalence rate stands at 7.3%, with about 160,000 new infections recorded annually.

Dr. Mukasa says it is important that programmes geared towards prevention of the virus are disseminated among this age group, as well as the general population to avert the trend.

MildMay center currently treats over 10,000 children under the PEPFAR programme.