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Uganda’s New HIV Law ‘Is A Major Step Backward’

International Center for Research on Women: New HIV Law in Uganda Will Harm Women, Children, and Families
Anne Stangl, a senior behavioral scientist at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), discusses a new law in Uganda that “criminalizes the transmission of HIV, makes it legal for doctors to disclose their patients’ HIV status to partners and families without consent, and, last but not least, calls for mandatory testing for pregnant women and their partners. This new law is a major step backward for a country that, for 30 years, has been a leader in tackling HIV head on…” (5/21).