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Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts: Uganda

by on December 15, 2014

Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts Uganda, 2013-2014Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts Uganda, 2013-2014

The Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts (PLACE) method is a monitoring tool to identify priority prevention areas in a country and the specific venues within these areas where AIDS prevention pro-grams should be focused. The method translates the scientific principles of HIV/STI transmission epidemiology and applies new technologies in spatial analysis and HIV rapid testing into a step-by-step rapid assessment and planning tool for use at the local level. Scientific principles, available data, and information from experts are used to identify districts likely to have high incidence of HIV infection. Within these dis-tricts, a rapid assessment identifies gaps in HIV prevention programs. PLACE maps specific risk sites and provides indicators of the characteristics and behaviors of key populations that are critical to designing effective prevention programs.

Thirty districts in Uganda participated in the PLACE activities, carried out from July 2013 through July 2014. Districts were selected based on criteria determined by national-level stakeholders.

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