Category Archives: Uganda

  1. Uganda AIDS Activist Sees Hope in Rectal Microbicides

    [Citizen News Service and IRMA are collaborating to amplify rectal microbicide research and advocacy, as well as IRMA-led initiatives, throughout AIDS 2012.] via Citizen News Service, by Chief K Masimba Biriwasha UGANDAN AIDS activist and medical doctor, Paul Semugoma, 42, said that rectal microbicides have a potential to save the unnecessary loss of lives among men who Read More >>

    Africa, AIDS 2012, anal sex, Citizen News Service, Gay, HIV transmission, IRMA, lubricant, Microbicides, MSM, rectal microbicide, Uganda
  2. Battling on Behalf of Gay, Lesbians and Other Sexual Minorities: A Frontline Experience from Uganda

    by Anonymous (an IRMA member from Uganda) Are you aware you are abetting “homosexuality” in Uganda? Our grass-root takes us among “most at risk populations”-MARPs. The day dawned normally as a carry-over from the previous weekend spent visiting 7 scheduled gay men living with HIV. Come 8th March 2012 and another anonymous phone call. This time a Read More >>

    Africa, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, homophobia, IRMA, LGBT rights, MARPs, MSM, Uganda
  3. World Delegates Fight to Protect Homosexuals and Prostitutes in Uganda

    via, by Gloria Nakiyimba World politicians meeting in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, have agreed on the need to repeal laws discriminating against HIV/Aids which they say have contributed to an increase in the rate of new infections. MP’s at the Inter Parliamentary Union assembly said laws that criminalize transmission of HIV, laws against sexual workers and Read More >>

    Africa, Anti-Homosexuality Bill, discrimination, Kampala, LGBT rights, sub-saharan Africa, Uganda, UNAIDS
  4. Ugandan Gay Rights Activists Fight Against Anti-Homosexuality Bill

    via Chicago Sun Times, by Frank Mugisha The world listened last week as Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf defended her country’s laws that discriminate against its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex population. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, she spoke of preserving Liberia’s “traditional values” and said in part, “We like ourselves the way we Read More >>

    Africa, Anti-Homosexuality Bill, criminalization, Gay, gay men, LGBT rights, sub-saharan Africa, Uganda
  5. High HIV Prevalence Found Among Ugandan Sex Workers

    via New Vision, by Joyce Nyakato New research published in The Lancet, an international medical journal, has revealed that commercial sex workers in Uganda have one of the highest rates of HIV infections in the world. Some 99,878 female sex workers in 50 countries (14 in Asia, four in Eastern Europe, 11 in Latin America and the Read More >>

    Africa, prevalence, prevention, sex work, sub-saharan Africa, Uganda
  6. Increase in HIV Prevalence Causes Concern in Uganda

    via PlusNews Global Uganda’s HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has risen from 6.4 percent to 6.7 percent, according to a recently released national AIDS Indicator Survey. The population-based HIV serological survey showed that 6.7 percent of adults aged between 15 and 49 were HIV-positive, while at least 500,000 people have been infected with the virus in the past five Read More >>

    Africa, condoms, HIV, prevalence, sub-saharan Africa, survey, Uganda
  7. Ugandan Gay Rights Activists Take Action

    via New York Times, by Laurie Goodstein A Ugandan gay rights group filed suit against an American evangelist, Scott Lively, in federal court in Massachusetts on Wednesday, accusing him of violating international law by inciting the persecution of gay men and lesbians in Uganda. The lawsuit maintains that beginning in 2002, Mr. Lively conspired with religious and Read More >>

    Africa, Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Gay, homophobia, homosexuality, LGBT rights, sub-saharan Africa, Uganda, USA
  8. Why Uganda’s Anti-Gay Legislation Is the World’s Business

    via Bloomberg News, by the editors Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill just won’t go away. Last spring, an egregious proposal by a member of the ruling party to impose harsh penalties, including death, for homosexual acts was shelved for a second time when Uganda’s parliament recessed without debating it. This week, parliament moved to revive the measure. Homosexuality is Read More >>

    Africa, Anti-Homosexuality Bill, gay men, homosexuality, MSF, Uganda
  9. Meet Moses Nsubuga Supercharger: Our New Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate!

    “The task is hard but with determination we shall win together. Continue to keep the fire burning and remember it can even burn deep in the ocean.” Moses is an IRMA advocate from Kampala, Uganda. He has been living with HIV since 1994 and is quite the superstar. He is a musician, radio host, TV presenter, actor, Read More >>

    IRMA, Microbicides, stigma, Uganda, USAID
  10. Meet Thomas Muyunga: Another New Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate!

    “When one goes to fish, they go to the water body for fish. With the net one catches all sorts of fish and other debris. Sorting out the fish from debris is part of fishing. Same applies to HIV work. Talk about HIV, engage in activities around mobilising beneficiaries and challenge them to participate fully- make it Read More >>

    Africa, IRMA, MARPs, Microbicides, sub-saharan Africa, Uganda