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Gov’t considers digital tracking system for HIV patients

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Aids Commission is mooting for a centralized digital tracking system for persons enrolled on Anti-Retroviral Therapy-ART, to ensure effective management of HIV. The central tracking system which is under development will give each HIV patient a unique identifying code, from which they can …

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9,000 abandon HIV/AIDS treatment in Gulu as infections double

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 9,000 people living with HIV in Gulu have reportedly abandoned antiretroviral therapy-ART in as infections moved to grow from 8.4 percent previously to 14 percent currently. William Onyai, the district health education officer for Gulu told Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday in an …

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Treating HIV/AIDS in Uganda

Why shifting task from doctors to nurses without a policy should end Kampala, Uganda | HENRY ZAKUMUMPA | In the years after the “slim disease” or HIV was first recognised in southwestern Uganda in 1982, access to treatment was for a privileged few. At the time, only a handful of …

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Cost of COVID-19 tests

How cheaper pooled testing increase access in Ghana, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | The COVID-19 pandemic tends to conceal other important health issues. One of these is the global target for reducing HIV infections and increasing access to treatment. Progress is well under way. In 2019, 67% of those living …

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