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Botswana adopts injectable drug for HIV treatment

GABORONE, BOTSWANA | Xinhua | Botswana has adopted the use of long-acting antiretroviral injectables for HIV treatment, the country’s Health Minister Edwin Dikoloti announced Thursday. “We have, as a country, embraced a transformative leap in HIV care through the adoption of Long-Acting Antiretroviral Injectables, specifically Cabotegravir and Rilpivirine,” said the …

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Cryptococcal meningitis: Report highlights slow uptake of guidelines shown to reduce deaths in Africa

With more than 600,000 AIDS-related deaths each year over the past four years,  proven interventions must be implemented quickly to save lives Harare, Zimbabwe | THE INDEPENDENT |  With timely and effective diagnosis and treatment, people living with advanced HIV can survive cryptococcal meningitis, the second leading cause of AIDS-related …

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More men embrace circumcision in Uganda’s fight against HIV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  An increasing number of men are opting for medical circumcision as Uganda works toward completely eradicating the AIDS disease by 2030, the Uganda Aids Commission (UAC) has disclosed. Uganda adopted a comprehensive approach in the fight against HIV/AIDS, with medical circumcision being among the …

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At-home support after HIV diagnosis

Study in Uganda finds it helps people get on ART and stick with it ANALYSIS | GUS CAIRNS | A cluster-randomised study that combined home HIV testing with three home-based counselling support sessions and a peer-navigation session in a clinic produced significant increases in the proportion of people who started antiretroviral …

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More women living with HIV in Ugandan prisons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The majority of prisoners in Uganda’s prisons are not adhering to HIV/AIDS prevention messages, the Uganda Prison Service has said. Uganda Prison Service, Spokesman, Frank Baine said most of the prisoners are either illiterate or semi-illiterate and therefore are not easily convinced about the …

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