By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
Bushenyi -Ishaka municipality Member of Parliament Gordon Arinda has expressed shock over HIV records revealed by the Officer in Charge of prison Bushenyi prison(Nyamushekyera)ASP Sejjiko that 60%of the new male in mates are HIV positive.
The MP was reacting to the statistics revealed by the OC Nyamushekyera during a municipal budget conference that took place at the municipal council hall yesterday.
The MP noted that these statistics are very worrying because the national average HIV prevalence rate is at 7%.
He revealed that homosexuality may be practiced between men who are sick and those who are not sick and eventually all get infected
Arinda said that when parliament opens next month, he will raise this issue on the floor of parliament as a national matter of importance so that the government to intervene as soon as possible.
He called upon the leaders at all levels to sensitize the public on the scourge.
The OC told the stake holders that the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) conducted the research and came out with the above findings.
The budget conference is held every year in every local government to assess the performance of the previous budget and as well make the proposal for the next year’s budget.
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