AIDS stands for "Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome," which is what happens when a person's immune system is destroyed by the HIV virus.
According to the United Nations, more than 37 million people are living with the HIV virus, which causes AIDS. More than two-thirds of them are in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 36 million have died of AIDS related complications.
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The Ugandan government wants to encourage young people to abstain from sex until they get married. The government says abstinence will help avoid sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS. But despite all these efforts, young people are ignoring the messages as Frank Yiga found out in this report.
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