In September we hosted the Implementer Group of the Global Fund Board at our offices. The engagement was an opportunity to discuss the Ugandan situation with
“Stigma and discrimination still has terrible consequences. The very people who are meant to be protecting, supporting and healing people living with HIV often discriminate against the people who should be in their care, denying access to critical HIV services, resulting in more HIV infections and more deaths. It is the responsibility of the state to protect everyone. Human rights are universal—no one is excluded, not sex workers, gay men and other men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, transgender people, prisoners or migrants. Bad laws that criminalize HIV transmission, sex work, personal drug use and sexual orientation or hinder access to services must go, and go now!”
Although Uganda’s generalized HIV epidemic has a national prevalence of 6.3% among adults as of the UPHIA results 2016, the national HIV prevalence and incidence
Here is a list of Health facilities offering PrEP services for LGBTQ and some key population groups in Uganda. MARPI Kampala – All Key Populations BAYLOR
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Punitive laws and stigmatising attitudes towards men who have sex with men, sex workers, and people who inject drugs has meant that these groups most vulnerable to infection are far less likely to engage with HIV services.