Activists oppose mandatory HIV testing plan

Posted by ARASA on September 13, 2013

Activists oppose mandatory HIV testing plan.

By John Agaba

 

“Have MPs really examined what impact mandatory HIV testing would have in the fight against HIV?” This was one of the questions a total of 43 civil society organizations put forward when addressing journalists at the Uganda Network on Law, Ethics and HIV/Aids offices in Ntinda this week.

Dora Musinguzi, UGANET’s executive director said mandatory HIV testing of all Ugandans is not only a “gross violation of human rights”, but also an insane act that would only escalate HIV incidences than bring them down.