Uganda police raid U.S. military AIDS clinic, order it shut

Monday, April 7, 2014

Activists in Uganda report that plain-clothes police raided a U.S. military-affiliated AIDS services clinic in Kampala today, accused it of promoting homosexuality, and ordered it to close.

[A spokesperson for the clinic said the program decided to temporarily suspend operations to ensure the safety of its staff. — Editor]

The clinic has been one of relatively few health-care facilities in the city that willingly treat LGBT people. It is run by the Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP), a non-profit partnership between Makerere University and the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP).

Dozens of HIV-positive people relied on that clinic for ARV treatments.

Source: Erasing 76 Crimes (link opens in a new window)

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