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Key Ugandan HIV Control Body Under Pressure to Close

Two parliamentary committees want to cut costs by closing down the Uganda AIDs Commission (UAC), set up 24 years ago to oversee and coordinate HIV prevention and control — despite activists' fears that this could damage the fight against HIV/AIDS. Uganda was seen as a role model in tackling the HIV epidemic in the 1990s, and activists say the effectiveness of the UAC led several other countries to take it as a model for their their AIDS response and management. Parliament's...

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