‘Sex meals’ cause HIV

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Uganda’s Min­is­ter for Ethics and In­tegrity Simon Lokodo this week blamed a rise in HIV in­fec­tions on sex­ual im­moral­ity. “In­stead of peo­ple go­ing to have lunch, they pre­fer sex as af­ter­noon [meals],” he was re­ported as say­ing at an Aids me­mo­rial by the Daily Na­tion news­pa­per. He asked the Uganda Aids Com­mis­sion to vet mes­sages on HIV/Aids be­fore they are run by the me­dia, adding that some of th­ese mes­sages in­ad­ver­tently en­cour­aged the spread of the virus. “De­spite the first lady’s ef­forts to re­alise an HIV-free gen­er­a­tion, Ugan­dans have turned a deaf ear up to now,” Lokodo was re­ported as say­ing. Mean­while, Roland Kaginda Mugume, the chair­per­son of Uganda’s par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tee on HIV/Aids, ap­pealed to Ugan­dans to be faith­ful to their sex­ual part­ners to stop the spread of the virus.

The mag­is­trate said he had con­sid­ered can­celling Gor­eraza’s li­cence and send­ing him to jail, but opted for a fine be­cause of his re­morse and he was a first-time of­fender.

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