The Health Ministry says the HIV prevalence rates in the country will not reduce from the current 6.4 percent unless almost half of the AIDS patients die.
Dr. Zainab Akol, the Head of STD/AIDS control programme at ministry of Health says that static prevalence rates should not cause alarm in the country.
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She says that the most perfect situation for Uganda's HIV/AIDS preventions is to remain at the current prevalence rate but ensure that all the people living with HIV are on ARV treatment.
Akol together with Health Minister, Dr Stephen Malinga were appearing before the Parliament HIV/AIDS committee that has among other issues expressed concern about the static 6.4 percent HIV/AIDS prevalence rate.
The Committee chaired by Beatrice Rwakimari also raised concern about the shortage of ARV drugs and absence of testing kits in some of the lower health units countrywide.
Dr. Stephen Malinga and Zainab Akol said the drug shortages will be addressed now that the Global fund has released some funds.
There has been concern that only 170,000 out 400,000 people living with HIV/AIDS are accessing ARVS in the country.
But MPS insist government should scale its funding for the purchase of ARV and and essential medicines instead of defending on donors like Global Fund and Presidentail Emergency Fund For AIDS Relief(PEPFER)