They believe it can be treated and cured, therefore it really doesn't exist.
President Museveni said about HIV: "We don't have homosexuals in Uganda so this is mainly hetersexual transmission."They even have "Name and Shame Articles in the newspapers."
In Uganda homosexuality can be punished by a term of imprisonment of between seven years and life. I guess this is what could happen if they decide not to kill you first!
Watch the video story of Prossy Kakooza, she and her girlfriend were hauled off naked to jail for simply loving and being who they are. The word spread through out the facility and the male guards told a lie -- Prossy was boasting and telling stories of her lesbianism. This is what happened:
Over the next four days, Prossy was subjected to horrific sexual and physical violence and abuse. After this her father bribed the guards to release her. He had decided to have her killed as she had brought 'shame' on the family. Prossy managed to escape from the family home and fled to the UK.