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Measured Responses to Brutal Anti-LGBT Laws in Uganda and Nigeria

on Sat, 03/01/2014 - 22:19

Tim Horn, HIV Project Director

The Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, passed by the Parliament of Uganda on December 20, 2013, and signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni on February 24, 2014, is nothing short of a fundamental human rights catastrophe. It is also a public health nightmare, in that the particulars of this brutal law may profoundly hinder HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support programs from engaging many Ugandan LGBTIs living with, and at risk of, HIV infection.

But a central question remains: Beyond outrage, how should the world respond to the brutal measures in