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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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HIV/AIDS infections high among older men-Health Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a rise in HIV infection among older men according to health experts. Information from Uganda Aids Commission-UAC shows that majority of men between 45 and 49 years of age who have been seeking for health services in the past years tested positive. This …

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2000 abandon ART services at Buliisa General Hospital

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 2000 people enrolled on the life prolonging Anti-Retroviral Treatment-ART at Buliisa General Hospital in Buliisa district have abandoned treatment and disappeared without trace. They are part of over 6000 people enrolled on the ART since March 2019. Dr. Nelson Naisye, the Buliisa district …

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Who stole gold toilet from British Palace?

Solid gold toilet stolen from English stately home London, United Kingdom | AFP | A gang of thieves on Saturday stole an 18-carat gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace, police said, causing flooding that damaged the world-famous stately home. The fully-functioning toilet, dubbed “America”, was created by Italian artist Maurizio …

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