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New effort against HIV/AIDS law

Activists target media in fight to repeal sections of prevention and control Act Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Rosemary Namubiru, a nurse, was in 2014 sentenced to three years in jail for criminal negligence over what seemed a potential infection of a baby with HIV the virus that causes AIDS. …

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Global HIV prevention conference kicks off in Spain

Scientists explain why they haven’t found an HIV vaccine yet Madrid, Spain | FLAVIA NASSAKA | A global HIV conference opened on Oct.22 in Madrid, Spain bringing together researchers to discuss strides made in prevention of infections. Dubbed HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) 2018, the week long event which  happens …

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Candidate AIDS vaccine passes key early test

Paris, France | AFP | The near 40-year quest for an AIDS vaccine received a hopeful boost Saturday when scientists announced that a trial drug triggered an immune response in humans and shielded monkeys from infection. Shown to be safe in humans, the candidate vaccine has now advanced to the …

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Umeme offers free medical care to Gulu residents

   Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thousands of Gulu residents on Saturday attended an Umeme all-day free health camp, at which several were treated and others benefited from check-ups and advise on how to overcome ailments they had. Umeme Limited on reached out to thousands of residents residing in …

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Rakai HIV study shows remarkable drop in infections

  Combination HIV prevention cuts new Infections by 42 percent in Ugandan District Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A National Institutes of Health (NIH) supported study published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine provides real-world evidence that implementing a combination of proven HIV prevention measures across communities …

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World AIDS chief warns of risk for Africa’s child brides

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | The head of the UN’s AIDS agency on Monday urged African countries to protect young women and children who are bearing the brunt of the continent’s AIDS epidemic. A sharp rise of people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has now slowed, “but now …

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Health Ministry reassures Ugandans on ARVs

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has revealed that despite the ongoing rationalization of antiretroviral (ARV) drug usage in health facilities, the country has adequate stocks to manage all the patients on treatment in Uganda. “Stakeholders and patients countrywide should be reassured that there are the right …

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