UGANDA: Draft HIV bill's good intentions could backfire

Monday, November 24, 2008
KAMPALA Monday, November 24, 2008 (IRIN) - AIDS activists in Uganda have slammed a proposed new law that will force HIV-positive people to reveal their status to their sexual partners, and also allow medical personnel to reveal someone's status to their partner. The HIV Prevention and Control Bill (2008) is intended to provide a legal framework for the national response to HIV, as well as protect the rights of individuals affected by HIV. Activists agree that Uganda needs legislation to guide...