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A review is needed of health policies for people living with HIV

A new report released by the International Community of Women Living with HIV in East Africa (ICWEA) reveals a number of violations performed against women living with HIV at both health centers and the communities where they live which has left this special group feeling worthless in the world. Reading the report findings which were carried out across the country and in each region 9 districts were examined; it revealed that 20 women living with HIV were sterilized without their consent, had no full sexual reproductive health rights denying them rights to give birth to children, with others divorced by their spouses.
The report findings also continue to highlight that 88% of women living with HIV have received sexual reproductive health services and only 77% had received access to counseling from health workers despite violation performed on them by health workers.

The programme officer and head research at ICWEA, Dorothy Namutamba, calls for the review in the health policies that exist in the country to cater for the people living with HIV, review the emergency tuboligation, increase funding in reproductive health and take special status for women and girls living with HIV, sensitize men on discrimination and making decision without consulting their women to perform operations on them which cause negative health impacts on them.

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