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Culture plays such a huge part in shaping people's sexual behaviour that it's vital to take it into account when trying to understand and stop the spread of AIDS.

Among Uganda’s Lango people an ancient ceremony provides a forum for discussing AIDS. Previously, hunting expedition was preceded by a blessing ceremony where the elders would give advice to the young men.

Now hunting is on the decline, men have started to talk openly about manhood and the dangers of HIV and AIDS. Joel Tema joined them to listen in on their conversation.

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Panos London

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12/08/2001

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