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Ugandan Clinics Selling Bogus "HIV-Negative Certificates"

April 3, 2014

This article was reported by BBC News Africa.

BBC News Africa reported that selling fake HIV-negative certificates has become a widespread practice in Uganda, where HIV-infected persons faced "massive social stigma" from employers, family, and friends. A BBC Africa undercover investigation of 15 small private clinics identified 12 that were willing to sell a fake certificate with the clinic's official stamp and the health worker's signature for as little as $20. HIV-positive people purchased the bogus HIV-negative results to get a job, travel abroad, or deceive a sexual partner about their status.

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