Today Elizabeth, Leigh, Rachel (my MPH and travel buddies) and I leave Kampala and head south to the Rakai district, specifically the town of Kalisizo, where we will spend the next 9 weeks interning at the Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP). It is about a 200 kilometer drive and we will be stopping at the Equator on the way down. The district is predominantly rural and the pace of life there will be quite different from the hustle and bustle of Kampala. This week we will meet our summer supervisors and visit the various HIV/AIDS research and treatment units of the RHSP. Let the work begin!