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Ugandan military goes into condoms business

Uganda’s military has launched its own brand of condoms dubbed, Ulinzi Condoms, to be used soldiers who fancy mixing pleasure with their official duty.

Uganda’s Ministry of Health said the decision to have contraceptives for military officers is aimed at helping them not infect their spouses back home with HIV after a long tour of duty.

“The nature of this job has many challenges. The soldiers sometimes go to war zones where they meet up with women for pleasure. They have to protect their lives to avoid infecting their wives back home,” Uganda Minister of Health Vastha Kibirige said.

Reports indicate that six percent of adults in the East African country are living with HIV, with the uniformed forces having the highest prevalent rate.

“A soldier cannot defend his country if he does not ensure that he’s safe”, said Chief of Staff Brig Leopold Kyanda at the launch of the Ulinzi condom, which comes in a camouflage packet similar to military fatigues.

The United Nation’s HIV/Aids organisation, (UNAids), says that Ugandans use condoms just over half the time they engage in what it described as “high-risk sex”.