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Byline: Apophia Agiresaasi
Perhaps one of the challenges that has bedevilled Uganda's fight against HIV/Aids is the disregard for long-term causes of the disease, such as alcoholism, idleness and the influx of pornography. For purposes of this article I am limiting myself to the role of alcohol in HIV spread.
A 1997 study by Kigozi and others concluded that there is a relationship between alcohol and HIV/Aids in Uganda. This should raise more alarm bells, given the fact that with stagnation in the country's adult HIV/Aids prevalence rates, the World Health Organisation recently ranked Uganda the leading consumer of alcohol in the world. Per capita alcohol consumption …