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First Lady, PSI stress abstinence and fidelity

By Vision Reporter

Added 17th February 2009 03:00 AM

The First lady, Janet Museveni, has said intimidation by some interest groups will not deter her from her campaign for abstinence and fidelity.

By Ronald Kabuubi

The First lady, Janet Museveni, has said intimidation by some interest groups will not deter her from her campaign for abstinence and fidelity.

“The movement to promote abstinence before marriage and faithfulness within marriage as the primary weapon in our fight against HIV/AIDS has been a life-long passion for me. This stems foremost from my conviction based on faith, but also from our traditions and culture as Ugandans and Africans,” she said.

Museveni was launching a campaign against HIV/AIDS at Theatre La Bonita in Kampala last Thursday.

The campaign includes a new movie revolving on the importance of a family and faithfulness in marriage.

The movie, acted in the US by Janet Jackson, Tasha Smith and other actors,s was brought by the Population Services International (PSI) and the Office of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS.

Recent statistics in Uganda indicate that HIV/AIDS was on the increase again, fuelled by multiple concurrent sexual partners.

This accounts for 46% of the new infections.

First Lady, PSI stress abstinence and fidelity

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