Uganda's Anti-Gay Legislation Prevents Health Officials From Understanding Factors Driving HIV
December 24, 2009
The anti-gay legislation currently under consideration in Uganda would "undermine [the country's] efforts to combat its HIV epidemic. That would be a tragedy in any country, but perhaps more so in a place with a record of leadership and success on HIV prevention," according to a Huffington Post blog post. The post highlights how understanding the "drivers of the spread of HIV" serves to inform prevention programs. The legislation would prevent "public health officials from assessing the factors driving the spread of HIV. Without adequate knowledge of the drivers of the epidemic, it is not possible to effectively plan and implement programs to combat it," according to the post (Dybul, 12/19).
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