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Uganda: Outlaw Prostitution - Cardinal Wamala


Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala has expressed worry over Government failure outlaw prostitution.

"People no longer care about their lives. They behave as if HIV does no longer exist. They are just money minded, yet prostitution spreads HIV virus," Wamala said.

"It is a shame that when one goes to streets of major towns in Uganda, young children are indulging in prostitution; what the Government is doing about it." Wamala added.

His remarks follow a recent Uganda HIV/AIDS report which indicated that the HIV/ADIS prevalence rate shot up from 6.4% in 2005 to 7.3% as of September last year.

This trend was attributed to promiscuity, where more people are having multiple sex partners.

In his Christmas sermon at St Peter's Catholic Church Nsambya a city suburb, Wamala also expressed fear over increasing cases of abortion.

He criticized some parents who neglect their role of nurturing their children, which has contributed to the moral decay and family breakdown.

The Cardinal is concerned that many parents leave their children under the care of house maids without proper nurturing. "It is good to work but spare some time for your children," the prelate advised.


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Information in this article was accurate in December 25, 2012. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.