By Daily Monitor
Uganda’s Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Fr Simon Lokodo, has claimed HIV infections in the country are on the rise because of sexual immortality during lunch hours.
â€œInstead of people going to have lunch, they prefer sex as afternoon meals,â€ he said.
Fr Lokodo was speaking as the chief guest during the International Candle Light Memorial Day in Gulu Town this week.
He asked the Uganda Aids Commission to vet messages on HIV/Aids before they are run by the media, adding that some messages on HIV/Aids inadvertently encourage the spread of the virus.
â€œDespite First Ladyâ€™s efforts to realise HIV-free generation, Ugandans have turned a deaf ear up to now,â€ Fr Lokodo said.
Mr Roland Kaginda Mugume, the chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on HIV/Aids, appealed to Ugandans to be faithful to their sexual partners to stop the spread of the virus.
Presently, about 600,000 people are on anti-retroviral drugs, but about 90 per cent of this treatment is donor-funded under the Presidentâ€™s Emergency Plan For Aids Relief and Global Fund.
The Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV programme is 100 per cent funded by the American government.
Featured Photo: Uganda President Yoweri Museveni