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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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People living with HIV demand access to holistic health care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons Living with HIV and AIDS want government to provide them with holistic health care instead of concentrating on HIV alone. Through their umbrella organization, the National Forum for People Living with HIV/AIDS Network in Uganda-NAFOPHANU, they want the government to start providing them with …

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Drug resistance to first line HIV medication on the rise in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Drug resistance to the first line HIV treatment is on the rise in Uganda, according to a report published by the World Health Organization-WHO. Findings from a survey carried out between 2014-2018 show increasing resistance to Efavirenz and Nevirapine, the fine line HIV treatment. The …

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Researcher embarks on study to establish use of ARVs to feed pigs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A researcher at the School of Biomedical Sciences at the Makerere University College of Health Science has embarked on a study to assess whether there are antiretroviral (ARV) drug residues in pigs slaughtered in selected abattoirs in the country. Dr. Ritah Nakato told URN that …

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US provides ARVS worth $18.7 million to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United States has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to improving the health of Ugandans by providing $18.7 million worth of life-saving antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to fill gaps in the country’s public sector facilities and provide broader support to her supply chain systems. At a ceremony …

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Health Ministry reassures Ugandans on ARVs

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has revealed that despite the ongoing rationalization of antiretroviral (ARV) drug usage in health facilities, the country has adequate stocks to manage all the patients on treatment in Uganda. “Stakeholders and patients countrywide should be reassured that there are the right …

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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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