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Former rugby captain reveals he has HIV

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Former Wales and British and Irish Lions rugby captain Gareth Thomas has told the BBC that he is HIV positive. In a documentary to be broadcast on Wednesday, the 45-year-old, who came out as gay in 2009, explains how in 2018 he felt like …

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Growing number of Ugandan men opting out of circumcision

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There has been a drop in the number of men opting for safe male circumcision- SMC over the past three years. Information from Uganda AIDS Commission shows that 703,997 men were circumcised in the last 2018/2019 financial year compared to 747,244 in 2017/2018. In …

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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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Number of people testing for HIV drops- Aids commission

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of people testing for HIV across the country has been declining steadily over the past three years, according to Uganda AIDS Commission-UAC. Records from UAC show that 10.7 million people tested in the 2016/2017 financial year, 8.8 million in the 2017/2018 …

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Dolutegravir recommended as preferred HIV treatment option

WHO recommends dolutegravir as preferred HIV treatment option in all populations Mexico City, Mexico | THE INDEPENDENT | Based on new evidence assessing benefits and risks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended the use of the HIV drug dolutegravir (DTG) as the preferred first-line and second-line treatment for all …

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High cost of HIV misdiagnosis

Retesting people to confirm HIV positive results might appear costly but is cheaper than treating people wrongly diagnosed THE INDEPENDENT | Julian E. Sabiiti | It is well-known that an HIV-positive diagnosis can have detrimental results on people affected. A person diagnosed as HIV positive can undergo depression, withdraw from the public …

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Global gains in fight against HIV decline amid funding cuts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The pace of progress in reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to treatment and ending AIDS-related deaths is slowing down according to the UNAIDS’ Global AIDS Update 2019. The report; Communities at the Centre, shows a mixed picture arising from a widening gap between …

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HIV eliminated from DNA

  The work is a critical step to a cure for human HIV infection Researchers have for the first time eliminated replication-competent HIV-1 DNA — the virus responsible for AIDS — from the genomes of living animals. Genomes are complete DNA sets of an organism, including genes. The study marks …

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Uganda seeks more laboratories for viral load tests

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fourteen laboratories have so far been internationally accredited to offer viral load and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) testing for HIV. Viral load which is a test that determines the amount of the virus in the blood of an HIV positive person is one of …

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