Category Archives: Uganda

  1. The Rape of Men

    via The Guardian, by Will Storr Sexual violence is one of the most horrific weapons of war, an instrument of terror used against women. Yet huge numbers of men are also victims. In this harrowing report, Will Storr travels to Uganda to meet traumatised survivors, and reveals how male rape is endemic in many of the world’s Read More >>

    Africa, men, MSM, rape, Uganda, United Nations
  2. Microbicide Trials Network Statement on Decision to Discontinue Use of Oral Tenofovir Tablets in VOICE, a Major HIV Prevention Study in Women

    via Microbicide Trials Network VOICE, an HIV prevention trial evaluating two antiretroviral (ARV)-based approaches for preventing the sexual transmission of HIV in women – daily use of one of two different ARV tablets or of a vaginal gel – will be dropping one of the oral tablets from the study. The decision to discontinue use of tenofovir Read More >>

    Africa, Microbicide Trials Network, PrEP, South Africa, Tenofovir, Truvada, Uganda, women, Zimbabwe
  3. David Kato Vision and Voice Award

    via David Kato – human rights activist, friend, and colleague – was murdered in his home in Kampala, Uganda on 26 January 2011. In recognition of his life and courage, and the continued struggle of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals around the world, partners committed to eliminating violence, stigma and discrimination have established Read More >>

    Africa, David Kato, Gay, HIV, lesbians, LGBT rights, Uganda
  4. Treatment and Prevention: Interview w/Uganda’s Dr. Patrick Ndase

    via The Observer, by Shifa Mwesigye Excerpt: “Uganda has participated just like several other African countries; [in research] you must go where infection is happening. The majority of HIV research in the early stages happened in Uganda because Uganda was heavily infested with the virus. As you remember we had prevalence rates of above 20% and then Read More >>

    Africa, HIV/AIDS policy, new prevention technologies, PrEP, research, Uganda, vaccine
  5. The crazy things they say: politicians and HIV

    Via PlusNews. Political commitment is key to the success of HIV programmes and African leaders have been at the forefront of the fight against HIV on the continent, but politicians also have the power to harm HIV/AIDS campaigns. Uganda’s recently appointed health minister, Christine Ondoa, has been berated by AIDS activists for comments she allegedly made in Read More >>

    Africa, Christine Ondoa, education, HIV/AIDS policy, politicians, prevention, South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, Treatment, Uganda
  6. More in Uganda: Minister Comments Carelessly on HIV/AIDS

    Via In2EA. The Health Minister Christine Ondoa’s remarks that HIV/Aids can be cured through prayer have not been received well by both health practitioners and born-again preachers who called it careless and misleading remarks. Yesterday, Ms Ondoa was quoted by the Observer newspaper to have had a firsthand experience with people she claimed were infected by the Read More >>

    Africa, cure, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, prayer, religion, TASO, Treatment, Uganda
  7. Former Ex-Gay Ugandan Man Now Regrets Past Homophobic Comments

    Via Behind the Mask. A man who in 2009 renounced homosexuality at a public forum in Kampala has now told Behind the Mask that he regrets his previous actions and would like to be forgiven by the LGBTI community. Saying that he felt “there is a fire in the belly saying gay is really who you are,” Read More >>

    Anti-Homosexuality Bill, ex-gay, George Oundo, homophobia, human rights, Kampala, lgbt community, LGBT rights, Uganda

    Via Behind the Mask. In an incredible change of heart, the Uganda government has listed homosexuals as a target for HIV/Aids programming in a new five year National HIV Prevention Strategy for Uganda 2011-2015. The policy document which Behind the Mask has seen will run under the theme: “Expanding and Doing HIV Prevention better.” The policy development Read More >>

    Anti-Homosexuality Bill, HIV, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, homosexuality, prevention, Uganda
  9. Ugandan Lawmakers okay HIV/Aids Bill

    Via the Daily Monitor, by Mercy Nalugo. Ugandan Lawmakers Wednesday resisted pressure from the human rights defenders and backed the new HIV /Aids Prevention and Control Bill that seeks to criminalise the intentional spread of HIV/Aids. Briefing the new members on the Parliamentary HIV/Aids committee about their expectations, work plan and how far the eighth Parliament had Read More >>

    criminalization, Gay, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, Uganda

    Via Mamba Online. A member of parliament in Uganda says that the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill is likely to be made law within two months. MP Otto Odonga, a member of the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee in the country’s new parliament, told US professor and blogger Warren Throckmorton via Skype that the bill’s author, David Bahati, will Read More >>

    Africa, Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Gay, human rights, LGBT rights, Uganda