Newsfeed : Ugandan HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act Criticized

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join

Back to home » Newsfeed » May 2010

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

20 Years Ago In POZ

More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to


May 21, 2010

Ugandan HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act Criticized

The 2010 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act, introduced May 19 in the Ugandan Parliament, criminalizes HIV transmission, mandates HIV testing for certain people and requires medical personnel to disclose the HIV status of those people, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).

“The bill contains measures that have been proven ineffective against the AIDS epidemic and that violate the rights of people living with HIV…. Like the anti-homosexuality bill, the HIV/AIDS bill tramples on rights and encourages stigma and intolerance,” said Joe Amon, HRW’s health and human rights director.

The group is advocating that the bill’s punitive and discriminatory provisions be removed in order to protect the rights of people with HIV/AIDS.

The bill mandates HIV testing for pregnant women and their partners, suspected perpetrators and victims of sexual offenses, drug users and sex workers. Medical personnel would be allowed to disclose a person’s HIV status.

Under a “general penalty” clause in the bill, anyone who disobeys the law could be imprisoned up to 10 years.

Search: Uganda, 2010 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act, parliament, HIV/AIDS, transmission, testing, rights, stigma, intolerance

Scroll down to comment on this story.


(will display; 2-50 characters)


(will NOT display)


(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules

Hide comments

Previous Comments:

  comments 1 - 1 (of 1 total)    

Frederick Wright, Tampa, 2010-05-22 14:40:06
It is clear that Uganda doesn't have a Christ like love for their people. The poor Ungandians once ruled by a dictator and now ruled by their unablity to be kind to one another again. Which doesn't surprise me considering the Health Minister from that country suggest we give PEPFAR money in a white envolope with out conditions like England does for a piece of the Ugandian PIE. Fear and Hate and I wonder where they learned this concept. Not from Christ but from his enemies or the Devil's values

comments 1 - 1 (of 1 total)    

[Go to top]

Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr Instagram
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar
POZ on Twitter

Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Did you participate in an event for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016?


more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.