More Ugandans have embraced condom use — Health Minister Dr. Jane Aceng

Uganda today celebrates international condom day on a positive note. Health Minister of Health Dr. Jane Aceng has revealed that the prevalence of HIV/AIDS has reduced to 6% from 7.3% after more people embraced the use of condoms.

She noted that since the introduction of combined prevention measures, including free condom distribution there has been an increase in the use of condoms among the local population.

The health minister is optimistic that if the trend is kept, HIV prevalence in the country will reduce further.

This Day seeks to promote the use of condoms as a means of preventing unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.