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The changing tide in Uganda's HIV control

Less than a decade ago, HIV-prevention work in Uganda was hailed as an example to other African nations. Proposed legislation might, however, erode the advances made, Talha Burki reports.

Published
23 June 2014
From
The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free registration required)
Uganda takes “another step backward” with HIV bill

Uganda recently passed a highly controversial HIV Prevention and Control Act that experts say will set back efforts to control HIV/AIDS in the country.

Published
06 June 2014
From
The Lancet
Getting My Rocks Off: PrEP Isn't For Cowards

A response to Larry Kramer's statement that "Anybody who voluntarily takes an antiviral every day has got to have rocks in their heads. There's something to me cowardly about taking Truvada instead of using a condom. You're taking a drug that is poison to you, and it has lessened your energy to fight, to get involved, to do anything."

Published
23 May 2014
From
Bilerico Project
Ugandan nurse Rosemary Namubiru faces three years in prison, while charge against her remains misreported, misunderstood

Rosemary Namubiru, a nurse in her mid-60s living with HIV, who was charged with criminal negligence after a workplace accident involving an injection, was sentenced to three years in prison in a Ugandan court today.

Published
20 May 2014
From
Science Speaks
Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act’s Heavy Toll

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in Uganda have reported a surge in human rights violations since the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act on December 20, 2013, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. Human Rights Watch issue a detailed account of the rise in evictions, expulsions, treatment refusal, blackmail and violence that have followed the bill's ratification.

Published
15 May 2014
From
Human Rights Watch
The AIDS-Shaming of Magic Johnson

Donald Sterling's attack on Magic Johnson feeds into the ignorance about the disease itself and the stigma attached to it that is an enormous hindrance to bringing it more under control in this country.

Published
15 May 2014
From
New York Times
Uganda: Deeply Flawed HIV Bill Approved

The HIV Prevention and Control Act passed by the Ugandan parliament on May 13, 2014, is discriminatory and will impede the fight against AIDS.

Published
14 May 2014
From
Human Rights Watch
A tale of two women dealing with HIV and self-stigma

Zimbabwean people living with HIV recently took part in a 12-week course on dealing with self-stigma and other negative thoughts that people have in relation to themselves. The initiative was different in the sense that previous efforts to address HIV-related stigma have focused on “changing people out there,” the project manager, Nadine Ferris France told us. “We don’t have many programmes that are actually focused on us, programmes that are dealing with the negative thoughts that we have about ourselves and that’s self-stigma,” she said.

Published
17 April 2014
From
Key Correspondents
South Africa: Gauteng pays after forced sterilisation for HIV-positive woman

The Gauteng health department has agreed to pay almost half-a-million rand to an HIV-positive woman after she was coercively sterilised.

Published
14 April 2014
From
Mail & Guardian
HIV's Grip on the American South

One of the strangest things about the H.I.V. epidemic in the Deep South—from Louisiana to Alabama to Mississippi—is how easily most Americans have elided it, choosing instead to imagine that the disease is now an out-there, elsewhere epidemic.

Published
10 April 2014
From
The New Yorker
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