Rosemary Namubiru is free: A case of reckless, negligent reporting continues

By on .

“This was not, contrary to what sections of society wanted us to believe, a case against those living with HIV.” Ugandan Judge Rugadya Atwoki, on the case of Rosemary Namubiru The judge who weighed Rosemary Namubiru’s appeal on a conviction of “doing a negligent act likely to spread infection of disease” stemming from a workplace […]

While Rosemary Namubiru awaits appeal hearing, Uganda’s HIV response, healthworkers living in Uganda with HIV face questionable future

By on .

Rosemary Namubiru, a 65-year-old nurse living with HIV in Uganda, had a date in court  last week for her appeal of a negligence conviction stemming from a workplace accident that happened when she was administering an injection to a sick child, according to the New Vision newspaper. Namubiru has been incarcerated since January, when she […]

Ugandan nurse Rosemary Namubiru faces three years in prison, while charge against her remains misreported, misunderstood

By on .

Local advocate calls ruling a legal precedent to stigmatize and discriminate against people living with HIV Rosemary Namubiru, a nurse in her mid-60s living with HIV, who was charged with criminal negligence after a workplace accident involving an injection, was sentenced to three years in prison in a Ugandan court today. According to people in […]

AIDS 2016: Victimized, vilified by law and media, a nurse faces an uncertain future

By on .

Journalists apologize to Rosemary Namubiru, but  the damages they dealt her career, reputation, and morale persist DURBAN, South Africa – Rosemary Namubiru is a nurse, a job too few want or have trained for in Uganda, home to a still-escalating HIV epidemic, and to inequities that put preventive health care out of reach for many. It is a […]

Global Health 2014: Top 10 stories in HIV, TB around the world

By on .

Ebola – Why is Ebola one of the top 10 stories in HIV and TB globally? Because the current crisis in West Africa echoes the history of those epidemics, highlights weaknesses that will continue to dog ongoing work to conquer those epidemics, and has once again shown that neglecting infectious disease anywhere poses a threat […]

HIV coverage: No news is bad news, some news is worse . . . we’re reading about under-reporting, misreporting, realities and responses

By on .

Why is HIV underreported outside of scandals? How does it happen that the rantings of an already disgraced soon-to-be-former sports team owner can propel AIDS into headlines when scientific breakthroughs, policy, and funding that affect matters of life and death do not? That is the question this POZ commentary raises, noting that Clippers co-owner Donald […]

Missing the target of orphans in Uganda, sex workers in Kenya, good practices based on human rights and realities, the Melbourne Declaration, confusing coverage strikes again, and more . . . we’re reading about missing pieces

By on .

Each week we like to share with our readers what we’ve been reading, but we also like to hear from our readers about what they’re reading. Please let us know what you’re reading this week by sending an email to globalhealth@idsociety.org.  Missing the Target – In the 11th of its Missing the Target report series, […]

Ugandan women living with HIV urge Museveni not to sign bill that forces testing, criminalizes transmission, and breaches confidentiality

By on .

Parliament committee notes that clauses run counter to international HIV, human rights guidelines against laws creating HIV-specific crimes “The House may wish to note that the situation of HIV in the country is very bad,” begins the Ugandan Parliament Committee on Health report on the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill passed Tuesday. The […]

As Ugandan nurse is tried in court and media, HIV treatment becomes prosecution evidence

By on .

Charged with a statute that HIV community and human rights advocates say hasn’t been put to use in half a century, Ugandan nurse Rosemary Namubiru will have to wait for a court to decide what happened when she tried to insert an intravenous needle into the arm of a two year old patient about two […]

Outrage at home and abroad: we’re reading reactions to the Ugandan anti-homosexuality bill

By on .

State Department response to Uganda anti-homosexuality bill: In a statement released yesterday by the State Department, Secretary of State John Kerry denounced Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s signing of the anti-homosexuality bill, which calls for life imprisonment for people living with HIV who commit homosexual acts, and expressed concern over HIV control efforts now that homosexuality […]