Zimbabwe Government to create HIV programme for gays

The government is going to create a specific HIV /AIDS programme targeting homosexuals and sex workers as a way of controlling the infection rate, a senior government official has revealed. This is the first time the government has publicly acknowledged the existence of this minority population sector and said it would include it in its national programmes.

Homosexuality has been politicized by President Robert Mugabe who is on record denouncing the practice. As a result of Mugabe‚Äôs anti-gay stance officials have routinely reserved their comments on gay issues. The Zimbabwean gay community has continued to complain about being left out of government programmes, saying that this fuels the spread of the HIV virus. Read More