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More men above 40 contracting HIV, according to a 2016 impact assessment of the disease

Health Minister Ruth Aceng

The Uganda population HIV impact assessment survey 2016 released  last week reveals that the current HIV prevalence among adults aged 15 to 49 in the country is at 6%, among children under 5 years stands at 0.5% while among those aged between 5 to 14 years still stands at 0.5% with the total number of Ugandans both adults and children living with HIV/AIDS standing at 1.3 million.

The survey that was carried out from August 2016 to March 2017 shows that HIV prevalence among women is at 7.5% compared to 4.3% among men with the prevalence recorded higher among urban populations at 7.1% compared to rural populations at 5.5%.

However, Mid-eastern Uganda recorded the lowest prevalence of the disease and central 1which covers greater Masaka recording the highest at 7.6% but south western Uganda is having the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS.

According to the health minister, Ruth Aceng and other experts attribute the high numbers among adolescents to poor compliance and vulnerability among females

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