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HIV response is still failing children- Byanyima

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The HIV response for children has fallen behind despite great progress made since the early days of the epidemic. This is according to the latest report on the progress towards the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS-Free targets, released as part of the ongoing AIDS-2020 …

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Tororo health facilities run out of ART drugs

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several health facilities involved in offering Anti-Retroviral therapy-ART services in Tororo district are facing a drug stock out. The affected health facilities include among others Mukuju health center IV, Malaba health III, Mulanda health IV, Tororo general hospital, and Nagongera health center IV. Health authorities …

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Lack of food hindering ARVs adherence in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lack of food is hindering adherence to Anti-Retroviral treatment by HIV positive people at Kahendero fish landing site, Kasese district. Skipping or abandoning treatment affects the reduction of the viral load and protection of the immune system. Gladys Komugisha an HIV positive mother who …

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CIPLA quality chemicals to manufacture ARVs for South Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Quality Chemicals Limited, CIPLA in Luzira has received approval from the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority to start supplying Anti-Retroviral (ARV) drugs. According to Nevin Bradford, CIPLA’s Chief Executive Secretary Officer, the company recently dispatched 300,000 packs of ARVs, a combination of tenofovir, …

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Lockdown: A nightmare for women living with HIV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Esther Nalubega and Sylvia Nassazi who are living with HIV are struggling to survive through the nationwide Covid 19 lockdown. Nalubega is a single mother of 9 children and resident of Katwe Taawo zone in Makindye. She told URN that her life is a …

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HIV patients want restrictions on transport relaxed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | HIV patients in Bunyoro sub-region want the presidential directive on the restriction of movements relaxed. They say that the restriction is negatively impacting on them since they no longer access health facilities where they often have to go for antiretroviral therapy. The patients contend …

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Pork consumers substantially exposed to ARVs-Study

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Pork consumers in Uganda are substantially exposed to Efavirenz and Nevirapine, both ARV-drugs, a study by Dr. Ritah Nakato, a researcher at the School of Biomedical Sciences at Makerere University College of Health Science. She warns of the emergence of drug resistant strains of HIV …

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Poor adherence to ARVs in children worries medics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan health experts are bothered that Uganda might not be able to meet targets on viral suppression among people living with HIV as a result of the poor response to poor performance among children. The fear comes just two months to the year 2020 …

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U.S. gov’t donates UGX 738m watercraft to Kalangala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United States government has donated a 738 million shillings watercraft to Kalangala district local government. The donation under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief – PEPFAR was announced on Wednesday by the United States Ambassador Deborah Malac after her three day’s visit …

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