Leading HIV Provider Groups Issue Joint Statement Expressing Concern for Imprisoned Nurse in Uganda, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, HIV Medicine Association, and International AIDS Society (2014)

Community/NGO Statements & Resolutions

On February 25th, the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), and the International AIDS Society (IAS), all organizations of health care professionals caring for people living with HIV, issued a joint statement expressing concern for imprisoned nurse Rosemary Namubiru who was arrested, jailed, and charged by the Ugandan government with attempted murder resulting from a workplace needlestick accident. ANAC, HIVMA, and IAS caution that the arresting and imprisoning of Ms. Namubiru, a nurse with 35 years of experience, “for an accident that unfortunately regularly occurs in clinical settings actually enhances stigma and represents a significant setback in the fight for universal human rights and against HIV/AIDS.”