Rev.Canon Professor Gideon Byamugisha

 Rev.Canon Professor Gideon Byamugisha Rev.Canon Professor Gideon Byamugisha was the first practicing religious leader in Africa to break the silence among religious leaders by declaring publically his HIV status.

He has published four books and co authored two books with a religion and HIV/AIDS focus. He has also featured in many documentaries and films and participated in many international and regional foras as a key note speaker.

Rev Canon Gideon with colleagues founded The Archbishop Carey Regional Centre in Uganda which trains church leaders and congregations on HIV/AIDS, The Friends of Canon Gideon Byamugiahs Foundation a vocational institute training orphans and vulnerable children.

The African Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Affected by HIV/AIDS with over 1800 members in 23 countries now including the Caribbean, Asia and Americas was also funded by him. He holds a BA in Education, BD in theology Masters in Administration and currently pursuing a PHD.