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Bush Uganda Trip Focuses on Anti-AIDS Effort

President Bush is in Uganda on the fourth stop of his five-nation tour of Africa. The trip is meant to focus attention on efforts to fight AIDS.

President Bush was greeted on arrival at Entebbe's International Airport by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

The two leaders met briefly for talks expected to focus on the war in neighboring Congo before visiting Africa's largest indigenous AIDS service organization where counselors provide basic medical services to more than 30,000 patients a year across Uganda.

The president's four-hour visit to Uganda is meant to highlight his five-year, $15 billion program, to fight the spread of AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean.

The program, which has not yet been fully funded by Congress, is based in part on Uganda's success in reducing the spread of the disease by focusing on what the president calls ABC abstinence, being faithful and contraception.

Mr. Bush then leaves for Nigeria where he will spend the night, before talks Saturday with President Olusegun Obasanjo that are expected to focus on U.S. support for a West African peacekeeping force being sent to Liberia.