Three gay rights activists protesting against the Ugandan government’s refusal to target gays in its HIV/AIDS prevention strategy have been arrested.
Two women and a man reportedly burst into an AIDS conference, organised by the United Nations and the World Bank, underway in the Ugandan capital city, Kampala, on Wednesday.
On Monday, the head of Uganda’s AIDS Commission said that, “Gays are one of the drivers of HIV in Uganda, but because of meagre resources we cannot direct our programmes at them at this time.”
He added that the organisation’s anti-Aids drive will instead focus on soldiers, sex workers, rural communities and migrant workers.
It is estimated that over one million people are infected with the HI Virus in Uganda.