What Uganda Should Be Worrying About

At the same time Uganda is threatening to make consensual same-sex relations punishable by death or life in prison, the nation is facing a jump in the rate of HIV infections. The Ugandan Parliament website reported today on a Ministry of Health briefing which disclosed that the HIV rate has increased to 7.3% in 2011 from 6.4% in 2004.Given the rush to enact a law depriving gays of life and liberty, one might think that the driver of this increase is homosexuality. However, that is not the … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer responds to Rick and Kay Warren over AIDS-HIV link

In a column hosted on the American Family Association website, Bryan Fischer defended his denial of the HIV-AIDS link. On Monday, Rick and Kay Warren released a statement to me which condemned Fischer's recent campaign to support the work of Peter Duesberg. Duesberg is a professor of biology at UC - Berkeley who claims that HIV is a harmless virus and does not cause AIDS.In his rebuttal, Fischer restates arguments from his previous columns and at times, inadvertently argues against himself. … [Read more...]

Buturo censors human rights documentary

In Uganda, Nsaba Buturo is serving out his term as Minister of Ethics and Integrity. He lost his bid for re-election and will presumably not be back in that role. However, even as a lame duck, he is making waves. According to the Monitor:Human rights defenders yesterday gathered in Kampala to voice their distress following Monday‚Äôs incident where Ethics minister blocked the viewing of a movie chronicling their experiences.Led by Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) chairperson Medi K … [Read more...]

Uganda: The HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill: Full Text

The HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, 2010 was published in the Uganda Gazette on April 30 in advance of the first reading yesterday.HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, 2010 … [Read more...]


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