The passing of the controversial HIV Prevention and Control Bill by Parliament continues to draw condemnation.
Yesterday, Parliament passed the bill, with the contentious Clause 41 which provides for 10 years in jail for someone who intentionally infects another with HIV, left in the Act.
The regional Coordinator of The International Community of Women living with HIV/AIDS in Eastern Africa, Lillian Mworeko warning that the Act will create more stigma especially against women and children.
Mworeko says the bill should have been harmonized together with the East African Community HIV and Aids Prevention and Management Bill, 2010, which promotes service provision.
The East African Community HIV and Aids Prevention and Management Act, which President Museveni assented to,, mandates partner states to provide HIV/Aids related services, guarantee the right to privacy of people living with HIV/Aids.