The Focus on Women Kampala Declaration: Ugandan women call for action on HIV/AIDSBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7331.247 (Published 26 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:247
- Faith Spicer Akiki A Focus on Women (recorded by Emily Bass).
Doctors, researchers, governments, and world health organisations should acknowledge the crucial role of HIV positive people and their families in the effort to fight the AIDS epidemic. Without HIV positive people, researchers cannot do their work. That's one reason why you must work to keep us alive. We are also the experts in our communities about how HIV infection affects individuals and their families. We should be trained as lay counsellors and trainers, and to implement programmes, and we should sit on community advisory boards for all research efforts, including research on mother to child prevention options. We call on the government of Uganda to create a mechanism for communities to talk to the Ministry of Health about its plans for the implementation of preventing mother to child transmission, and to involve HIV positive people and organisations in decision making about how these programmes are designed and …
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