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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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99% using new HIV drug without knowing what they are taking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | HIV activists are blaming government for not giving people living with HIV information regarding the new Anti-Retroviral Therapies (ARVs) yet the country has adopted a human rights approach as a key tool in their HIV response as recommended by the World Health Organisation. In a …

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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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Free ARVs program helping people with HIV in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa | Xinhua | Every two months, 49-year-old Albert Khumalo goes to a public hospital to collect his antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) which are distributed by South African government free of charge. Since tested positive to HIV in 2010, he has been taking the HIV pills. “I follow the HIV …

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Undiagnosed cases of HIV climb in Europe: report

Copenhagen, Denmark | Xinhua | A significant East-West divide and people over 50 years old are revealed as contributory factors as undiagnosed cases of HIV climb throughout the European Region as a whole, according to a report published on Thursday by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and …

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Uganda embarks on new HIV-PrEP study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) study is underway to establish whether a six months-long injectable drug, Lenacapavir (LEN), and oral drug Descovy can protect HIV negative women and girls from acquiring the virus. The two-part study is being done by a team of researchers …

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US gov’t to support 10 regional referral hospitals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ten regional referral hospitals are set to benefit from a five-year program funded by the United States government aimed at strengthening the coordination of HIV related activities in Uganda. They are Masaka, Arua, Fort Portal, Soroti, Jinja, Mbarara, Lira and Moroto, Kayunga and Bombo military …

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TASO enrolls back 200 on ART treatment in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Aids Support Organization Gulu Regional Care Centre-TASO has enrolled back 200 people on treatment who had abandoned it due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Michael Ochwo, the centre manager for TASO Gulu says several persons living with HIV who could not afford transport at …

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