Thursday, December 10, 2009

"Most people think they can't get HIV through anal sex"

Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill: Inspired by the U.S.

via TIME/CNN online, by Zoe Alsop

The late-November afternoon sun bore down on the park in downtown Kampala, and all along the benches, Ugandan office workers took their siestas. There could have been no less likely setting for criminal conspiracies to topple an East African state. Still, the doctor's voice dropped a notch when an office worker in a brown suit settled in close by. The medic shifted a battered fedora over his eyes. "I am the gay doctor," the physician whispered to me, making sure nobody around heard. He talked about the gay and lesbian couples who go to his office to avoid ridicule in public hospitals. "They know they can trust me, and trust is a big issue," he said. "There is the stigma of being gay, but also the stigma of being [HIV] positive. They are such hidden communities. Nobody wants to deal with their problems."


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There is no glory in a society that has to hide...when it will exist it is better to let them be...but better and safer sex is definitely what is to be adhered to.

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