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#AIDS2011 Thirty years of HIV in Uganda

Hope Clinic Lukuli and more importantly the members of the community we serve have spent an enjoyable day with a reporter from Reuters looking at Uganda's experiences over the past 30 years. The United Nations General Assembly are holding a High Level Meeting in New York in the coming week. Reuters want to hear from the communities about how the reality of HIV has changed. Policy - Partnerships - People The success story for Uganda, and also for other countries but at a different pace, has been to develop the policy framework, form the partnerships, and most recently to think about the HIV and AIDS-related needs of the people. The policy framework and specifically the Government of Uganda's acknowledgement of the risk to the population of HIV led to openness, national awareness campaigns and the 'Zero grazing' guidance. That willingness in the late 80s and early 90s of the government to inform its populous was a key start. Consider the countries which only began t