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Yet this country, with all these advantages, has the highest HIV-infection rate in the world.The virus has spread extremely rapidly in Botswana.Education is free, corruption is rare, crime rates are low, and the nation has never been at war.Citizens are loyal: A visitor quickly learns that even mild criticism of anything related to Botswana is considered impolite.She had helped devise a computer program to predict the spread of HIV in a given population based on such factors as the number of sexual partners people had and the duration of those relationships.At the time, Uganda had one of the highest HIV-infection rates in the world, so she flew there in 1993 to gather data on sexual behavior.“Just after I arrived in Uganda, I had to give a lecture to Ugandan doctors at the medical school in Kampala, telling them what I planned to do,” she recalls.
Such numbers are astronomical compared with most of the world.
The high rates come despite efforts in many communities to stem the HIV epidemic through educational programs, condom distribution, and treatment for such sexually transmitted diseases as gonorrhea and syphilis, which create genital sores and ulcers that make it easier for the virus to spread.
In most cases these programs have had little effect.
An added difficulty was that Morris would be asking Ugandans to answer intimate questions about their sexual behavior.
So she replaced the impersonal language of standard questionnaires with a structured conversation.