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December 1, 2010

The Rakai Health Sciences Program provides invaluable information for preventing HIV and other diseases

In the 1980s, the Rakai District was the epicenter of Uganda’s emerging “slim disease” epidemic, the deadly disease that later became known as HIV/AIDS. The emergence of HIV led to the formation of the Rakai Health Sciences Program, a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary research facility in rural Uganda. Today, researchers are conducting cutting-edge science into new ways to prevent HIV and other diseases. There is nothing else like it in sub-Saharan Africa.