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Condom use drops to 24%, authorities worried

Only 9 per cent of men aged 40 to 49 years used a condom when they engaged in extramarital sex in 2018, according to Dr Daniel Byamukama, the head of the HIV prevention division at the Uganda AIDs Commission.  

Byamukama said condom use is continuously declining from 38 per cent in 2000 to 24 per cent in 2018. He added that while the general prevalence of men aged 40 to 49 is 14 per cent, prevalence among men in this age bracket who engage in extramarital affairs is highest at 25 per cent. 

He said this should worry the country as its undoing previous awareness done by activists like Lutaaya and other interventions geared towards prevention of HIV which is highest among men of that age group who are believed to be giving young girls the virus. 

Dr Byamukama revealed this as Uganda marked Philly Bongoley Lutaaya day on Thursday. Lutaaya is remembered for being the first prominent Ugandan, a celebrated musician to give a human face to HIV/AIDS in Uganda at the time when there was a lot of stigma for a disease hitherto cushioned in myths. 

Before dying of AIDS in 1989 at the age of 38, Lutaaya had spent his remaining healthy time writing songs about his battle with AIDS and giving guidance on prevention to especially students as he engaged in campaigns that were taken to churches, schools and other public spaces. 

Dr Kirusa Karuga, the UNAIDS Uganda country representative said Lutaaya was calling for combined efforts to deal with HIV as a public health problem.   

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0 #1 Japman 2019-10-21 10:14
Of late there has been alot of emphasis on Male Circumcision.

People could be getting reluctant to used Condoms afterwards.
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+1 #2 Lysol 2019-10-21 23:04
Condom is for those who are promiscuous or sexually loose and also to cheat on their spouses.

Most women do it for financial gains Men do it sometimes for recreation or pure male ego.

HIV is still the main cause of SDI (aka STD) in Uganda, despites the false claim of the regime that it's on the decline.

It has always been used for both political and financial gains by the corrupt regime to dupe the international community.
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0 #3 Lakwena 2019-10-22 10:08
But Observer, the caption hereabove is gross. Need the filthy, stupid thing be displayed on non other than a woman's palm?

As Lysol as mentioned, Condom is an evil industrial and promiscuous sex commodity. So are all STD and especially HIV/Aids that feed the industry.

In other words, when the use/consumption of the dehumanizing condom drops, the multinationals, conspirators, pharmaceutical industries and aliases, like the WHO (UN) begin to worry and hurry about the size of their wallets.
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