WATCH: Uganda launches new condoms for soldiers 'to ensure they have safe sex'

2018-10-04 16:29
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Uganda’s military has reportedly launched a new condom brand, "ulinzi" (Swahili for protection) for its soldiers "in order to ensure they have safe sex".

According to BBC, Uganda’s military chief of staff Leopold Kyanda said the troops needed to be safe first before they could defend the country.

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According to Uganda Population-Based HIV impact assessment UPHIA report of 2016, the east African nation’s HIV prevalence rate now stood at 6% as compared to 30% in the early 1980s when many Ugandans were getting to know about the disease, reported New Vision.

The country had, however, made a lot of progress in the national HIV response, the report said.

HIV prevalence among women and men had declined from 8.3% and 6.1% in 2011 to 7.5% and 6% in 2016 respectively.

Social media users on Thursday took to Twitter to air their views on the new brand of condoms, with some asking if the public would be allowed to use them.

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