Uganda: Health Officials Contest HIV Bill

Posted by ARASA on November 5, 2010

Published 2010-05-11

Mary Karugaba

Kampala — Officials from the health ministry, led by minister Richard Nduhura, stunned MPs on Friday when they contradicted themselves on the criminalisation of intentional transmission of HIV/AIDS.

Appearing before the HIV/AIDS committee, chaired by Beatrice Rwakimari, the officials said the section should be deleted.

Dr Alex Ario of the AIDS Control Programme argued that criminalisation of HIV spread will increase discrimination against people living with HIV and undermines their human rights... read full article on allAfrica.com