LEGAL ENVIRONMENT ASSESSMENT FOR HIV AND AIDS IN UGANDA

This is a report of a Legal Environment Assessment (LEA) for HIV & AIDS in Uganda, conducted by the USAID/Uganda Civil Society Strengthening Activity (CSSA). Uganda is widely credited for its success in reducing the adult HIV prevalence from 18% in 1992 to 6.2% in 2016 and 5.5% in 20201. Yet HIV continues to pose a significant health and developmental threat to the country, with high rates of prevalence among particular groups such as adolescent girls and young women, key, and priority populations, and less than optimal enrolment of people living with HIV (PHLIV) into care and treatment. While the Government of Uganda is committed to the goal of ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, there is also increasing recognition that this goal cannot be achieved unless the country addresses structural barriers such as legal impediments, and issues such as human rights, stigma, discrimination, gender inequality and gender-based violence.

Yet HIV continues to pose a significant health and developmental threat to the country, with high rates of prevalence among particular groups such as adolescent girls and young women, key, and priority populations, and less than optimal enrolment of people living with HIV (PHLIV) into care and treatment. While the Government of Uganda is committed to the goal of ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, there is also increasing recognition that this goal cannot be achieved unless the country addresses structural barriers such as legal impediments, and issues such as human rights, stigma, discrimination, gender inequality and gender-based violence


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