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Medical News & Perspectives
August 6, 2008

Innovative Program Offers HIV Therapy to Internally Displaced Persons in Uganda

JAMA. 2008;300(5):493. doi:10.1001/jama.300.5.493

Conflicts in northern Uganda over the past 2 decades haveforced up to 2 million individuals to flee their homes and relocate to camps within the country. This situation has left many without necessary health services and other resources, including lifesaving antiretroviral drugs for persons with HIV/AIDS.

While providing adequate medical care to internally displaced persons poses a challenge, a group of researchers and health care workers in a conflict-torn region in Uganda have demonstrated that it can be achieved through an organized humanitarian effort.

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