Uganda anti-LGBTQ+ law threatens HIV gains as patients fear arrest

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05/29/2024

NAIROBI – Hoping to avoid the police, Alexy set off one night to get his monthly antiretroviral treatment (ART) from a clinic just east of the Ugandan capital that he knew treated gay men like himself. But shortly after a nurse began administering the life-saving HIV/AIDS treatment to the 28-year-old, police arrived at the door. Both were arrested and accused of promoting homosexuality in violation of the Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA) passed a year ago that also imposes the death penalty for “serial offenders”, or anyone who transmits a terminal illness, such as HIV/AIDS, through gay sex. “They kept us in police holding cells for three days without trial,” said Alexy, who is gay and asked that only his first name be used.

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