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Ugandan Advocates Emphasize Prevention Based in Evidence, Not Opinion


Thursday, December 11, 2014

At this year’s World AIDS Day commemoration in Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni’s remarks were reported to question some of the scientifically proven HIV prevention interventions including voluntary medical male circumcision and condoms.

Political leadership is critical for an effective HIV/AIDS response. Over the past twelve months, Ugandan civil society has worked tirelessly to address national challenges including the anti-homosexuality law and enforcement of a law criminalizing HIV transmission. They have also responded to these recent developments.

Here is an op-ed written by Regional Policy and Advocacy Manager at the East/West Africa Bureau of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and former AVAC Fellow Alice Kayongo-Mutebi.