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Time to Step Up? U.S. Funded HIV Clinic Raided by Ugandan CopsThe Makerere University Walter Reed Project just had all of its condoms, lubes and medical manuals on HIV/MSMs and two employees seized by Ugandan authorities. Police were allegedly acting on a report that the clinic was “promoting homosexuality” which has been banned by national law since February.
Worried yet?

Time to Step Up? U.S. Funded HIV Clinic Raided by Ugandan Cops

The Makerere University Walter Reed Project just had all of its condoms, lubes and medical manuals on HIV/MSMs and two employees seized by Ugandan authorities. Police were allegedly acting on a report that the clinic was “promoting homosexuality” which has been banned by national law since February.

Worried yet?

Apr 4

Uganda police raids HIV project for ‘training youths in gay sex’

LGBT People With HIV in Uganda Now Face Life in Prison Under LawIn Uganda, having gay sex with HIV is considered an equivalent offense to having sex with a child. Both are now punishable by life in prison.

LGBT People With HIV in Uganda Now Face Life in Prison Under Law

In Uganda, having gay sex with HIV is considered an equivalent offense to having sex with a child. Both are now punishable by life in prison.

Unsigned Ugandan Anti-LGBT Law Still Has Negative EffectsEven though Yoweri Museveni has so far refused to sign an anti-LGBT law passed by the legislature in 2013, the bill’s negative effects have already become widespread. Anecdotal reports of LGBT people with HIV/AIDS being denied health care services are increasing, and local HIV prevention groups are concerned the law might prohibit them from offering their services.

Unsigned Ugandan Anti-LGBT Law Still Has Negative Effects

Even though Yoweri Museveni has so far refused to sign an anti-LGBT law passed by the legislature in 2013, the bill’s negative effects have already become widespread. Anecdotal reports of LGBT people with HIV/AIDS being denied health care services are increasing, and local HIV prevention groups are concerned the law might prohibit them from offering their services.

Uganda'€™s president takes HIV test in public

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Uganda’s president getting publicly tested for HIV is this week’s World Wednesday post. President Yoweri Museveni hopes his actions encourage millions of untested people to check their status. Very powerful!! 

Oct 7
Major studies support circumcision as prevention in Africa after finding that the practice reduces a heterosexual man’s risk of HIV by about 60%. But a small yet vocal group argues that the science is flawed.
POZ asks: Can circumcision also help lower U.S. HIV rates?

Major studies support circumcision as prevention in Africa after finding that the practice reduces a heterosexual man’s risk of HIV by about 60%. But a small yet vocal group argues that the science is flawed.

POZ asks: Can circumcision also help lower U.S. HIV rates?

Out of the Shadows
During the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, DC, last year, Paul Semugoma, MD, gave a passionate speech on behalf of both LGBT and HIV-positive people. Coming out as gay during the speech made it even more memorable.
Here’s POZ’s Q&A with the famous activist on the state of the epidemic, LGBT stigma in Africa and his own experiences coming out.

Out of the Shadows

During the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, DC, last year, Paul Semugoma, MD, gave a passionate speech on behalf of both LGBT and HIV-positive people. Coming out as gay during the speech made it even more memorable.

Here’s POZ’s Q&A with the famous activist on the state of the epidemic, LGBT stigma in Africa and his own experiences coming out.

Uganda Study Adds to Growing Proof of Treatment as Prevention’s SuccessA study of serodiscordant heterosexual couples in Uganda has found that the HIV-positive partner never transmitted the virus to the other if he or she was taking antiretrovirals (ARVs).
To read more, click here.

Uganda Study Adds to Growing Proof of Treatment as Prevention’s Success
A study of serodiscordant heterosexual couples in Uganda has found that the HIV-positive partner never transmitted the virus to the other if he or she was taking antiretrovirals (ARVs).

To read more, click here.

First LGBT Health Clinic Opens in Uganda

Uganda’s first LGBT clinic has opened in Kampala to provide free health care services and treatment for HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, Mask.org reports. Ice Breakers Uganda, a group that lobbies for gay rights and welfare, has opened the clinic because of rising new HIV rates within the country’s LGBT community. All government-run initiatives to treat and support those living with HIV exclude homosexuals from access to care. As a result, many LGBT Ugandans fear going to a hospital because they have to contend with stigma, unprofessional health care workers and a lack of confidentiality. Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which reached Parliament and was eventually tabled in 2009, would have required health care workers to report their homosexual clients to the police. The bill received much attention in the press, and many people mistakenly believe it is law.

Anti-Homosexuality Bill Shelved Again in Uganda

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The Parliament of Uganda, the African nation’s chief legislative body, has adjourned without voting on the pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Click here for more.