WASHINGTON (BP)--Ten years ago 30 percent, or three out of every 10 people in the country of Uganda, were infected with HIV or AIDS. Today, that number has dropped to 6 percent of the population, or six out of every 100. It’s a significant statistic that the first lady of Uganda credits largely to faith-based abstinence programs for slowing the spread of the fatal disease in her country.
Janet Museveni spoke June 17 to a crowded room at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., during The Medical Institute for Sexual Health’s annual meeting. The institute presented Museveni with the “Hero Award" for the efforts she and her husband put forth to create awareness and for their success in promoting abstinence over “safe sex" methods. Read More