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Domestic Workers in Uganda Coerced Into HIV, STI Screenings

In Uganda, its common to bring women into households to help with chores such as cleaning, cooking and childcare. Yet many say that they have been coerced into undergoing screenings for HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Advocates say the testing is a harbinger of discrimination and even sexual exploitation. Most middle class homes in Uganda hire some form of house help. But domestic workers are increasingly being required to submit to health screenings as a precondition to...

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