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Harsh laws pushing Uganda’s Aids fight backwards – activists

Activists warn that inadequate funding coupled with harsh laws targeting same sex unions could erode the gains made in the fight against HIV in Uganda, says a [s]Health Systems Trust [/s] report. While the [b]Anti-Homosexuality Act[/b] (AHA) is already in force, activists have expressed fears that the [b]HIV/Aids Prevention and Control Bill 2014[/b] – passed by parliament on 13 May but still awaiting presidential assent, and stipulating fines and jail terms of up to 10 years for those found guilty of ‘wilful and intentional’ transmission – could stigmatise those with the virus and restrict access to health.

[link url=http://www.hst.org.za/news/flat-funding-harsh-laws-could-hurt-uganda-s-battle-against-hiv]Full Health Systems Trust report[/link]

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