Lord mayor on HIV in urban centers

By Damalie Mukhaye

Kampala lord mayor Erias Lukwago has raised concern over the increasing level of HIV infections among Ugandans most especially in urban centers.

Speaking during the ongoing forum of Alliance of Mayors and Municipal leaders on HIV/AIDS in Kampala,

Lukwago argues that despite the tremendous efforts put in place to fight the scourge, statistics still indicate that the prevalence of HIV is too high in the country and especially in urban areas.

Figures by UNAIDS, indicate that an estimated 33 new HIV infections occur per day among young people between the ages of 15 and 24 years.

Lukwago has called for more resource allocation to the Health sector, to ensure a tremendous reduction of HIV infection cases.

He has emphasized the need to educate and sensitise communities especially slum dwellers on the dangers of HIV.