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Uganda’s Fishing Communities Encounter Higher HIV/AIDS Risks

More than 130,000 people who live in 42 fishing villages along Uganda’s shores of Lake Victoria have an HIV-infection rate that is three to four times higher than the national average in this country of 36 million people. Uganda has been aggressive in combating the HIV virus for more than 30 years. The IOM studied the fishing communities in six Uganda districts. When they examined the level of knowledge of HIV and the attitudes and practices of people in the communities, they...

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