United Nations and Ugandan health officials announced that the Geneva-based African AIDS Vaccine Programme (AAVP) will be shifted to
Entebbe during an AAVP conference that began in Monday. Kampala
The move is to boost
Africa's participation in AIDS vaccine research.
"Criminalising adult consensual sex is not only a human rights issue, it goes against a good HIV strategy," said Catherine Hankins, the chief scientific advisor for UNAIDS, which alongside the World Health Organisation backs the AAVP.
"If the bill passes, UNAIDS and WHO would have to decide what happens and to see whether this is an appropriate place," she told AFP.
But recently Apuuli said men who have sex with men were not a priority group in
's fight against HIV. Uganda
"You go back to
France and tell them that in we have limited resources and have to allocate resources to areas of need," he told AFP. Uganda
He said that gays were responsible for less than one percent of new infections in 2008.
Sigh, any wonder that in Uganda there is no HIV prevention programme for gay Ugandan men? The head of the Uganda AIDS Commission is homophobic.
Well, there goes that.