Activists protest against new HIV/AIDS law
HIV/AIDS activists have petitioned the Constitutional Court of Uganda seeking nullify provisions of the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act that the president signed into law in 2014. Some of the provisions the activists consider problematic are those which provide for mandatory testing of HIV among expectant mothers and their partners, disclosure of HIV status by medical workers without the consent of those tested as well as criminalising HIV transmission. The activists filed the petition in the Constitutional Court in Kampala.
The common problem we have been getting from widows is land wrangling. When a husband dies, you find that the brothers or the clan try to take away the land and other property.
He never told me that he was HIV positive. He would keep his medicine at school and bring only one tablet home. He would lie that he was taking the medicine was for goiter,
“I would ask them why they never read that will when my husband was still alive. If my late husband had not been given anything, how come his father who died before him, left us on the same land where my late husband later died and we buried him,”