Anti-Gay Law, New Bill Threaten AIDS Response In Uganda

Devex: After anti-gay law, new bill threatens fight against HIV in Uganda
“Three months after it was signed by President Yoweri Museveni, the real implications of Uganda’s controversial anti-gay law are starting to be truly felt by the international aid community. … [N]ow another bill threatens to criminalize intentional transmission of HIV. The legislative proposal had been sitting in parliament since 2010, but with HIV and AIDS infection rates rising and Uganda starting to lose the battle against the disease despite being touted as a model for its anti-HIV strategy just a few years ago, the government seems to think the new bill — or rather parts of it — can bring the numbers down…” (Ravelo, 5/23).

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