“Open dialogue saves lives. When it comes to sexually-transmitted infections, stigma and silence are real killers, just as much as the underlying viruses. ICASA exists in order to break down the taboos that impede prevention and early treatment. You are the ones to speak loudly, and clearly. We have come too far in this struggle, to do otherwise.” President Kagame remarks at the 2019 International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa Opening Ceremony | Kigali, 2 December 2019.