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AIDS in Africa

HIV/AIDS is a major problem in Africa with as many as 15% of the adult population having HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Sam L. Ruteikara, co-chair of Uganda’s National AIDS-Prevention Committee, in a Washington Post essay says, "The proportion of Ugandans infected with HIV plunged from 21 percent in 1991 to 6 percent in 2002. But international AIDS experts who came to Uganda said we were wrong to try to limit people’s sexual freedom. Worse, they had the financial power to force their casual-sex agendas upon us." And now, "as fidelity and abstinence have been subverted, Uganda’s HIV rates have begun to tick back up." [1]