HIV prevention

  • Editor of the Ugandan publication Rolling Stone holds a November, 2010 issue of his newspaper, which published the names and photos of 14 men it identified as gay.  Photo by Marc Hofer/AFP/Getty Images
    August 29, 2014   BY Nora Daly 

    As HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths around the world fall, rates in Uganda have been on the rise in recent years. Part of the problem, according to many of the world’s top public health experts, is that the populations most at risk for HIV infection — including gay men and sex workers — face laws that do little but increase stigma, drive these groups underground and make them reluctant to seek life-saving diagnosis and treatment. Among the most problematic laws, they say, are the the U.S. “anti-prostitution pledge” and Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act. Continue reading