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Health activists raise concerns over high prices of HIV/AIDS drugs in Uganda.

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By Afayo Shadrach Bethel

Health activists have raised concern over the high prices of drugs and materials used in testing and treatment of HIV/AIDS in Uganda.

According to Uganda AIDS Commission, there were 38,000 new infections and 20,000 deaths in just 2020.

The concern has been raised by Dr Augustine Lubanga, the National Medical Director of Uganda Cares during a medical camp organized at Kasana playground who says that the prices are greatly affecting the efforts put in to fight the spread of the virus, asking the government to subsidize the revenue charges on medical supplies in the country.

Dr Cecelia Natembo, the Uganda Cares Masaka Centre medical director, says The medical camp offered health services to locals ranging from malaria treatment, HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, cough and flu, and cervical cancer testing among other health services