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Defeating HIV by 2030

HIV experts want priority shifted to vulnerable groups Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | As the world gears up to commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day which is celebrated every December 1, experts in the HIV prevention, treatment and research want the international community to focus and support more ‘priority populations’ …

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Ugandans less attracted to free condoms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has started a study to establish the kind of condoms Ugandans would prefer and easily use, as records show a dwindling number of people using condoms. Vastha Kibirige, the condom coordinator at the AIDS control programme says that they have been …

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Lyantonde celebrates decline in HIV prevalence

Lyantonde, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lyantonde district health authorities are celebrating a decline in HIV/AIDS prevalence in the three years. Dr Moses Nkanika, the Lyantonde District Health Officer, says that the prevalence rate reduced from 11.6% in 2018 to 9.5% to date. Nkanika attributed the reduction to various HIV/AIDS programs …

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HIV infections shoot up by 52% in Kabale

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kabale health department has said that the number of people living with the HIV/AIDS virus in the district is far above their projections. According to statistics from the district health department, the district has seen a 52% rise in HIV/Aids cases, according to tests …

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