Uganda

No. of pages: 24

Publication date: 2013

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA & PSI

 
In Uganda, the use and availability of male condoms is essential to preventing unplanned pregnancy
and the spread of diseases such as HIV/AIDS. From 1992 to 2002, Uganda successfully reduced the
prevalence of HIV/AIDS from 18% to approximately 6%; however, some concerning trends are emerging
and HIV prevalence has increased with an estimated 7.3% of adults currently infected. Despite some
opposition from religious and political leaders, male condoms continue to be an important part
of Uganda’s national strategy for HIV prevention, and the dual protection offered by condoms is a key
component of reproductive health programs.