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By Sandra Birungi

The HIV/AIDS dominance in the country has increased to 7.3% according to reports from Uganda AIDS Indicator Survey (UAIS).

The report shows the increase of the HIV dominance which has increased from 6.4% in 2005 to 7.3% as of September 2011. The increase is more so in women more than men.

UAIS released the report today at the media center in Kampala. In women, it has increased from 7.5% to 8.3% while it has increased from 5% to 6.1% in men.

It went on to add that in Uganda, about 130,000 new HIV infections are recorded in the country each year.

Uganda’s HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has shot up from 64% in 2005 to 7.3% as of September last year, a new report by the ministry of health has revealed.

While releasing the report, health minister Christine Ondoa said the increase in the prevalence can be linked to promiscuity, where more people are having multiple sex partners.

I however noted that Ugandans who are HIV infected live longer thanks to ARVs.