via AFP, by AFP Staff

“What are we going to do with all these people we forcibly test? We don’t have the resources to support them. People could run away from their doctors, or their homes. You could have suicides.”-  Robert Ochai
The new bill, tabled in Uganda’s parliament on Wednesday, makes testing mandatory for pregnant women and their sexual partners, as well as perpetrators and victims of sexual assault.
“If you make testing compulsory, the individual doesn’t buy into the result. For them to take action, like getting treatment for example, they have to accept to outcome of the test,” Ochai said.