By Kindandi Moses
The Women’s Organization Network for Human Rights Advocacy has revealed that more sensitization against HIV/AIDs is needed among the sex workers to reduce the prevalence rate.
The Organization’s Legal Consultant Justine Balya says they have discovered the intervention of several stakeholders include religious leaders has reduced on the number of new infected sex workers.
According to the 2008 Reproductive Health Uganda’ survey the HIV prevalence among the sex workers in the city was as high as 47.2%, compared with the national prevalence of 6.7%. The survey also found that HIV prevalence is as high as 60% among sex workers ages 25 to 29 and that 59.6% of sex workers were found to have other sexually transmitted infections, such as syphilis and gonorrhea.