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Uganda’s President, First Lady Take HIV Test As Part Of HIV Prevention Campaign

“[Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni] tested for HIV in public on Friday to encourage millions of untested people to check their status,” the Associated Press/Washington Post reports (11/8). At the event, Museveni called “upon parents, teachers, all political, religious, cultural, and community leaders as well as the media, to urge Ugandans to test for HIV and seek advice and care from a health facility,” Xinhua adds (11/8). The President “stated that anyone living with HIV would receive a package of care, treatment and support,” according to a UNAIDS press release, which notes, “The new campaign aims to reach 15 million people by the end of 2014” (11/8).