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Attitudes, Cultural Factors Contribute To Higher HIV Prevalence In Ugandan Fishing Communities

Humanosphere: Fishermen, fatalism and an increasing risk of HIV in Uganda
Heather Zimmerman, a Global Health Corps fellow working as the advocacy and communications manager at Alive Medical Services in Uganda, and Savannah Russo, a Global Health Corps fellow working as the research and documentation officer for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Uganda, discuss HIV prevalence in Ugandan fishing communities, as well as “the attitudes and cultural factors that have led to an increased prevalence within [these communities]” (7/16).

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