SCHOOLS have become a breeding ground for homosexuality. This was revealed by the Director General of the Uganda Aids Commission, Dr. Kihumuro Apuuli, while reacting to questions from the media about attacks levelled against Uganda during the recent HIV/AIDS conference in Mexico.
Kihumuro said the practice was mainly among the young people aged between 15 and 24 years.
â€œOur schools are now a breeding ground for this practice. The Education ministry as well as the parents should intervene,â€ Kihumuro said.
He said parents and guardians need to inculcate African values in their children instead of allowing them to adopt the western culture. He explained that it is difficult for one to depart from the values they are taught in childhood.
Kihumuro said homosexuals and their supporters were angered by Ugandaâ€™s refusal to legalise same-sex unions.
â€œMany speakers condemned our country but I believe we have our values in terms of behaviour. I believe we have our moral ground in terms of what we think is right,â€ he said.
On combating HIV/AIDS, Kihumuro said preventive measures had to be intensified.
He said scientists were planning to make ARV pessaries that are inserted in vaginas to kill the virus before it enters the body.
Kihumuro says even when the virus is reduced in the body, there are cells called sleeper cells which keep the HIV virus intact.
On circumcision as a preventive measure, Kihumuro cautioned the public, saying someone will still get infected if he ignores safe sex on account of being circumcised.
â€œCircumcision must be combined with other preventive measures. Though curcumcision helps, if you are not careful, you will still get infected,â€ he warned.
Circumcision should be carried out in a safe way, he pointed out. Citing cultural practices like the â€œimbaluâ€ among the Bagisu, he said some of the knives used are not sterilised and that sometimes the same knife is used for more than one candidate, which he said exposed them to the disease.
â€˜Schools breed homosexualsâ€™