Eastern and nort-eastern Uganda register lowest HIV/Aids prevalence
By: AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
Eastern and north-eastern regions have the lowest HIV/Aids prevalence, according to a new report.
The report was released by the Uganda Aids Commission during an HIV/Aids awareness camp organised by the commission and the Judiciary at Jinja High Court.
According to the report, HIV/Aids estimates for last year, which were captured up to December, indicate that the eastern region and Karamoja sub-region recorded an HIV prevalence far lower than the national average of 5.3 percent.
The report further indicates that Busoga Sub-region has 3.3 percent, Teso (3.6 percent), Bukedi (3.2 percent), Elgon (2.9 percent), West Nile (2.4 percent), and Karamoja (1.2 percent), while Central or South Buganda leads with 8.6 percent, followed by Kampala and Acholi sub-regions at 7.4 percent.
However, while Busoga is among the regions with low HIV/Aids prevalence countrywide, Jinja and Namayingo districts have the highest prevalence than the national average, posting 5.7 percent and 5.5 percent.