By Andrew Visper email@example.com
Sex Workers under their umbrella women’s organization network for human rights advocate (WONETHA) togather with ministry of health joined the rest of the world to commemorate the international condoms day to end HIV/AIDs in Uganda by 2030 under the theme “Ensuring sustainable access to condoms and lubricants for all person’s in Uganda”.
This year commemoration was held in Kataba Kikubamutwe-Kabalagala Makindye Division, with effort to distribute condoms and educate public about the benefits of proper and consistent use of condoms as a measure to fight against HIV and STIs in Uganda.
According to Diana Natukunda the executive director women’s organization network for human rights advocate, HIV in sex worker’s reduced compared to previous years.
“HIV among adult’s reduced from 52% to 22% between 1989 and 1999, continue reducing to 6.4 % by 2010 and now HIV stands on 5.4% with standing registered new cases/infection of 53000 in 2018 however 70% of all new infection are attributed to sexual transmission meaning condoms must be available and education is one of the most critical issue for tracking HIV”. Diana said
” 20% of all the new infections are attributable to sex worker’s by their Partners and clients which makes a light to sex worker’s as one of the group that ought to be given particular focus as a priority population in the battle against HIV/ADS” Diana adds