The Ugandan nurse who has been diagnosed positive for HIV has been sentenced by the Ugandan court to a three-year imprisonment after being negligent and risking and exposing a two-year-old boy to HIV.

How it happened

Rosemary Namubiru, who worked as a nurse, was said to have pricked her finger by an intravenous needle by accident, and still used that same needle on the child.

Fortunately, the child was tested to be HIV negative after said incident.

The boy's family, specifically his father, was pleased with the ruling and hoped that the Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, would sign a law that will criminalize the transmission of HIV.

The proposed law

At the moment, the bill has already been approved by the Ugandan parliament and is just waiting to be signed into a law. It states that any person who deliberately transmits HIV to other could be slapped with a fine of $1,900, face a 10-year sentence to prison, or be punished with both.

HIV, or the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is among the most widespread and notorious sexually transmitted diseases today, with several millions of people affected in various parts of the world.

If not diagnosed and treated right away, HIV can cause serious complications and lead to AIDS, which could eventually result in death.

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