Uganda begins roll out of provider-initiated HIV testing

Irin (humanitarian news and analysis), January, 2013

The new strategy is part of efforts to lower Uganda's HIV prevalence, which climbed from 6.4 percent to 7.3 percent between 2006 and 2011. Studies have shown that beyond the benefits of having HIV-positive people identified and referred for treatment, provider-initiated counselling and testing may also result in less risky sexual behaviour, reducing levels of HIV transmission.

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