Uganda will need 80 million condoms in 2003
BY Advocate.com Editors
November 07 2002 12:00 AM ET
Vasta Kibirige, coordinator of the condom unit in Uganda's Ministry of Health, told attendees at a three-day HIV conference in Kampala that the country will need to import 80 million condoms in 2003 to prevent the spread of the AIDS virus among the nation's 24.6 million people.
"The demand for condoms is growing worldwide since they play a central role in HIV prevention, and Uganda is no exception," said Cris Baryomusi, an HIV specialist at the conference. "The epidemic is highest in sub-Saharan Africa, where it is estimated that three condoms are used per man per year."
Health officials in Uganda estimate that about 1 million Ugandans have died of AIDS-related causes during the past 20 years. About 5% of the country's population is infected with HIV.
- Women Kim Basinger is Sleek and Sexy in Pin-Striped Men's Suit December 18 2013 9:50 PM
- Women Op-ed: The Right's War on Christmas - The 2013 Edition! December 18 2013 9:06 PM
- Entertainment News Ian McKellen Surprised Hobbit Fans At Desolation of Smaug Screening December 18 2013 7:07 PM
- Travel Sia Wants You to Help the Street Animals of India December 18 2013 5:23 PM
- Media BBC to Air Buffy The Vampire Slayer Retrospective December 18 2013 4:54 PM
- Women WATCH: Julia Roberts Is the Caboose in an Ellen DeGeneres Conga Line! December 18 2013 4:49 PM
- Sports Chicago Gay Hockey Association Wins at Celebrating Christmas December 18 2013 4:19 PM