UGANDA: 'Why Waste ARVs on Sex Workers?'
By Evelyn Matsamura Kiapi Maclean Kamya. / Credit: Evelyn Kiapi/IPS KAMPALA, Dec 3 (IPS) – Sex workers, among the populations most at risk of HIV infection in Uganda, say they are yet to realise their right to health. Sex workers say they have been left out of national HIV prevention programmes and have difficulty accessing life-prolonging drugs. “Its not that these [HIV/AIDS] services are not available, it’s about the stigma attached to the sex worker,” says Maclean Kamya, a sex worker and human rights defender in the capital, Kampala. “When we visit health centres, some health workers say, ‘But you