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Uganda Virus Research Institutue escapes US aid cut

UVRI Wins Another Five Year PEPFAR Grant Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has secured a five-year grant extension, further fortifying its efforts in HIV treatment, diagnosis, and research, aligning with global endeavors to combat the HIV epidemic. Prof Pontian Kaleebu, the executive director …

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New HIV infections pose a big threat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Uganda prepares to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1st, the country faces a significant challenge due to the high number of new infections, posing a threat to the goal of ending the epidemic by 2030. Dr. Nelson Musooba, the Director General of …

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More women living with HIV in Ugandan prisons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The majority of prisoners in Uganda’s prisons are not adhering to HIV/AIDS prevention messages, the Uganda Prison Service has said. Uganda Prison Service, Spokesman, Frank Baine said most of the prisoners are either illiterate or semi-illiterate and therefore are not easily convinced about the …

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HIV among key population worries AIDS commission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The prevalence of HIV among the key populations is complicating the fight against AIDS in Uganda. According to Uganda AIDS Commission, the key populations which include Commercial sex workers and men who have sex with men are increasingly becoming vulnerable to HIV. Commercial Sex work …

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UNAIDS says AIDS can be ended by 2030

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new report by UNAIDS shows that there is a clear path that ends AIDS by 2030. That path according to UNAIDS Executives Director, Winnie Byanyima will also help prepare for and tackle future pandemics and advance progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. “The …

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Uganda Prisons clears air on HIV reports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Prisons Service -UPS have refuted claims that several inmates are contracting HIV within their jail centers. This follows media reports last week indicating that many inmates were contracting HIV/Aids in the prison cells. The Prisons Spokesperson, Senior Commissioner of Prisons (SCP) Frank Baine, …

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HIV/AIDS infections in border districts worry MPs

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on HIV/AIDS and Related Matters has prayed for government intervention to curb the spread of the virus in the border districts of Tororo and Busia. During the committee’s oversight visit to assess the impact of HIV/AIDS amongst the populations with emphasis to …

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Injectable treatment for HIV/AIDS in the offing – experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Efforts are under way to move towards injectable treatment for HIV/AIDS which will relieve HIV patients of the burden of taking drugs daily. This was revealed by the Executive Director of the Infectious Disease Institute (IDI), Dr. Andrew Kambugu during a press briefing on …

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