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Condom Shortage Alarm for Uganda's Festive Season
Reuters, via Yahoo ^ | 12.17.2004

Posted on 12/24/2004 5:35:26 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick

KAMPALA (Reuters) - AIDS (news - web sites)-aware Ugandans, who use about 250,000 condoms a day, face a shortage of the product after the government introduced new condom tests likely to cut supply over the festive season, the Health Ministry on Friday.

The Ministry withdrew Engabu, a local popular brand that was emitting a bad smell, after the World Health Organization (news - web sites) found its quality deteriorated.

"We are going to face six months of limited supply," said Vastha Kibirige, a condom coordinator with the Health Ministry.

"We fear that in the meantime some people might have unprotected sex."

The National Drug Authority (NDA) tried to allay fears of a shortage during the festive season, a period over which it said demand for condoms doubles.

"I can show you documentary evidence to prove that over 80 million condoms will be arriving in the country soon on the order of the government. Actually 10 million are already here," said Deus Mubangizi, NDA's acting executive secretary.

The United Nations (news - web sites) says 25 million of the 38 million people worldwide with AIDS are in sub-Saharan Africa. AIDS killed up to 2.2 million Africans last year, while some 3 million contracted the HIV virus (news - web sites).

Uganda was once seen as the epicenter of the virus but the country has carried out an energetic information campaign that has helped bring down HIV (news - web sites) infection rates to about 6 percent from more than 30 percent in the early 1990s.

Still, the east African country has an estimated 1.2 million people who carry the HIV virus.

Among its hardest hit are populations in remote war-torn northern Uganda, where Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels have waged a brutal insurgency for 18 years against the government of President Yoweri Museveni.

The Ugandan government in June began distributing free ARVs to about 3,000 HIV/AIDS sufferers.



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KEYWORDS: condoms; festiveseason; festivities; funtime; greatheadline; shortage; uganda; wooparty
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1 posted on 12/24/2004 5:35:26 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: lavrenti; hellinahandcart; sauropod; cyborg; Clemenza; Cacique; Oschisms; NYCVirago; Gabz; ...

Sorry, no photos! ;D


2 posted on 12/24/2004 5:35:46 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Merry Christmas, chicky!


3 posted on 12/24/2004 5:37:55 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: mhking

just damn!


4 posted on 12/24/2004 5:38:19 PM PST by King Prout (When your dog licks you he is kissing you. When your cat licks you he is tasting you.)
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To: annyokie

Merry Christmas to you too, my FRiend! :D


5 posted on 12/24/2004 5:38:57 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Sorry, no photos! ;D

Thank you.

6 posted on 12/24/2004 5:39:39 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

7 posted on 12/24/2004 5:39:49 PM PST by mhking
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To: Slings and Arrows

Consider it a belated Hanukkah gift to you! ;D


8 posted on 12/24/2004 5:40:12 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

(It' my birthday, it's my birthday tomorrow!)


9 posted on 12/24/2004 5:41:15 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: annyokie
(It' my birthday, it's my birthday tomorrow!)

Happy birthday, sweetie!

It was mine yesterday. :D

10 posted on 12/24/2004 5:42:13 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

HB, punkin! I didn't know or I would have greeted you!


11 posted on 12/24/2004 5:45:26 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: annyokie

No problem -- just enjoy yours tomorrow! :D


12 posted on 12/24/2004 5:47:11 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

13 posted on 12/24/2004 5:48:41 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: annyokie

How sweet -- thank you! :D


14 posted on 12/24/2004 5:50:23 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

You're welcome! I love you, sweetie.


15 posted on 12/24/2004 5:51:47 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: annyokie
You're welcome! I love you, sweetie.

I love you, too! And I hope you have all the debauchery you want and can handle tomorrow. ;D

16 posted on 12/24/2004 5:53:15 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Mr. Okie has been put on alert for my birthday lovin'.


17 posted on 12/24/2004 5:54:56 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: annyokie

Good girl! ;D


18 posted on 12/24/2004 5:55:31 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

The poor baby has had an earache for the last few days. He has to be in some serious pain to go to the doc.

These pikers on the sex after forty thread aren't fit to carry Mr. Okie's jockstrap. Oh, baby!


19 posted on 12/24/2004 5:58:42 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Look at these whiners:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308164/posts


20 posted on 12/24/2004 6:01:18 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: annyokie
the sex after forty thread

You wouldn't happen to have a link or know what keywords I should search for that one?

21 posted on 12/24/2004 6:03:32 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: SC Swamp Fox

Look at my post that is one above yours for a link.


22 posted on 12/24/2004 6:04:42 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

By a friend who shall remain anonymous:

Oh Chanukkah O Hannukah
I'm not sure how to spell you
Oh Hanukkah O Channukah
I'm not sure how to spell you

Sometimes they add a C-H there
(Though that's comparatively rare)

Oh Hanukkah O Hannukah
I'm not sure how to spell you

Oh Hanukkah O Channukah
I'm not sure how to say you
Oh Chanukkah O Hannukah
I'm not sure how to say you

Sometimes it's just a plain hard 'H'
Sometimes it's got this sort of back at the throat about-to-hock-a-lugie
sound that I don't know how long it should go on for 'cause I'm just a
Methodist and they never taught us that stuff or indeed all that much about
Methodism...ish...ness

Oh Chanukkah O Channukah
I'm not sure how to say you


23 posted on 12/24/2004 6:05:31 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: annyokie
The poor baby has had an earache for the last few days. He has to be in some serious pain to go to the doc.

Men can be such babies sometimes!

These pikers on the sex after forty thread aren't fit to carry Mr. Okie's jockstrap. Oh, baby!

Well, I wouldn't know yet -- I just turned 39, for the first time. LOL! ;D

24 posted on 12/24/2004 6:18:31 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: annyokie

Some of them are giving *way* too much information!


25 posted on 12/24/2004 6:19:05 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thank you! :D


26 posted on 12/24/2004 6:19:22 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

De nada, chica.


27 posted on 12/24/2004 6:21:19 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

I'm going to be 39 for the 7th time tomorrow. Mr. Okie is 63 and a stand-up guy, you know what I mean.


28 posted on 12/24/2004 6:32:03 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Now lie. Hehehehee.


29 posted on 12/24/2004 6:32:56 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: annyokie

YES, I know what you mean! And good for you! ;D


30 posted on 12/24/2004 6:34:09 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: annyokie

Lie about what?


31 posted on 12/24/2004 6:34:23 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Pay no attention to me, Too much Christmas cheer.


32 posted on 12/24/2004 6:44:10 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

I didn't think they celebrated Kwaanzaa in Africa!


33 posted on 12/24/2004 6:46:18 PM PST by reg45
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To: reg45

LOL good grief


34 posted on 12/24/2004 6:47:14 PM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Both my first girlfriend and my father had December 24th. birthdays.


35 posted on 12/24/2004 6:49:32 PM PST by reg45
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To: NYC GOP Chick

I can't help but laugh at this headline, am I the only one that thinks it is hilarious?? Oh crud it's "The Holidays" and we are having a massive condom shortage (perhaps I don't understand all the local sexual rites performed during the "festive season". Maybe someone could enlighten me.


36 posted on 12/24/2004 6:50:57 PM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: reg45
Happy Anniversary to me......and my beloved. 15 years of wedded bliss (mostly).
37 posted on 12/24/2004 6:51:58 PM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Condom Shortage Alarm for Uganda's Festive Season

Too much holiday spirit...

38 posted on 12/24/2004 6:55:01 PM PST by RichInOC (Jack In The Box customers like to show off their balls.)
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To: annyokie

And here I thought you wanted me to run over to that other thread and taunt them! ;D


39 posted on 12/24/2004 6:59:03 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
I'm at my mom's house right now. I have to be practically a saint. LOL.
40 posted on 12/24/2004 7:00:05 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("BZZZZZT You are fined one credit for violation of the Verbal Morality Statute")
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To: NYC GOP Chick

I'm having one of those can't do anything right days.


41 posted on 12/24/2004 7:06:24 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: Dan from Michigan
I'm at my mom's house right now. I have to be practically a saint. LOL.

You poor thing! ;D

42 posted on 12/24/2004 7:07:09 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: annyokie

I know the feeling!


43 posted on 12/24/2004 7:07:32 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

I have to go put little bit to bed and stuff stockings. BBL (I am so sick I can't stand it. I feel like someone set a fire in my ribcage.)


44 posted on 12/24/2004 7:16:09 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: annyokie

Feel better, so that you can enjoy your "special" birthday present! ;D


45 posted on 12/24/2004 7:18:57 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

ROTFLMAO -I can't get past the headline...


46 posted on 12/24/2004 7:22:07 PM PST by DBeers
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

Damn, I was too busy feeding everyone, and making sure the decorations were up, and buying all the presents.

I forgot the condoms!


CONDOMS? ALL I want to do this holiday season is eat turkey, and sleep!!!!

Must be different in Uganda.
Maybe I should move to Uganda.


47 posted on 12/24/2004 7:24:22 PM PST by Happygal (liberalism - a narrow tribal outlook largely founded on class prejudice)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Mr Okie takes good care of me. Thanks for the good wishes, though!


48 posted on 12/24/2004 7:29:07 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: annyokie

Yes, it's key to have a good man who can take of you. :D


49 posted on 12/24/2004 7:46:28 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Balmer's gonna eat crow on Sunday, but you get the idea.

50 posted on 12/24/2004 8:22:39 PM PST by martin_fierro (Hines Ward is my son! OK, not really, but it'd be nice.)
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