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HIV: Children to get sweet ARVs

New trial in pediatric HIV treatment gives hope for better results Whenever his mother holds a spoon, little Imran becomes suspicious. He asks his mother whether it’s time for ‘panadol’ yet again. He contracted HIV at birth and has to take Lopinavir and Lamivudine – two antiretroviral (ARV) drugs- twice …

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New look at circumcision

Circumcision figures per year 2010   – 9,052 2011   – 57,132 2012   – 368,490 2013   – 801,678 2014 – 878,109 2015 – 556, 673 On the day he was circumcised, Sylvester Kule was scared and nervous. He is Mukonzo, a traditionally circumcising tribe, indigenous to the volatile Mt. Rwenzori region of …

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Inside Uganda’s lab hub

New viral load tests for HIV pile pressure on national laboratories The fight against new and emerging diseases and the emphasis placed on surveillance and testing before treatment are piling pressure on Uganda’s laboratory services. At the centre of this fight is the Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL), a government …

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AIDS at 26

By Agnes Asiimwe Children born with virus in 1980s now dating Imagine youre a young person in love and things look really promising, except for one delicate matter, you were born HIV positive and your beloved has no clue about it. Disclosing to ones boyfriend or girlfriend – or a …

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