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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Activists are urging President Yoweri Museveni not to sign HIV Prevention and Management Bill into law, describing certain parts as a giant leap backwards in the global struggle against HIV/AIDS.
According to Uganda Network on Law, Ethics and HIV/AIDS, there are already high levels of stigma experienced by those with HIV in the country. Once the bill is enacted, people will run underground instead of getting tested.
HIV prevalence rates in Uganda are at 7.3 percent, with 130 thousand new infections annually. (END//2014)