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SOUTH. 1987 Apr; (78):109-12.The prevalence of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in East African countries is the topic of this news article. With the exception of Uganda, most countries' data are considered underreported. Highest estimates are 1 to 3 million cases in Africa; official counts reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) total 2561 cases. In Kenya, 250 cases and 400 infected prostitutes have been confirmed. Nigeria does not admit to any cases, officially. Uganda's officials estimate that 5-10% of urban adults are carriers. Testing is too expensive there, even of blood donors, as costs would bankrupt the health budget. USAID has contributed condoms, however. Infants born of or breast fed by infected mothers are at risk: many of babies have AIDS in Uganda, Zambia, Zaire and Rwanda. On the other hand, Rwanda has instituted a well-coordinated AIDS education campaign with the help of the Norwegian Red Cross, and Uganda, the first country to publicized AIDS, may be selected for the WHO AIDS center.