It’s not the first LGBTI clinic exactly, but it is the first one that seems to have some kind of official LGBTI tag attached to it. One is not sure what the quality of services will be like or how they are going to ensure confidentiality without which the clinic won’t survive six months.
It is, nonetheless, excellent news that this LGBTI clinic “which will specifically focus on homosexuals HIV/Aids and Sexually Transmitted Infections and general welfare” has opened in Kampala.
All government led initiatives on health exclude homosexuals from access to care, treatment and support on HIV/Aids and other infections. This has seen increased infections among Ugandan LGBTI community.
Very true indeed, as the medical experts funded by the government of Uganda admitted a few months ago.
A worthy initiative that certainly deserves all our support.
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