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Kalangala to use drones to deliver ARV drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Drones will soon be used to deliver the life prolonging Anti-Retroviral-ARVs drugs to several landing sites in Kalangala District. Both the Ministry of Health and Kalangala District Local Government have approved the use of drones to deliver the ARVs so as to increase access to …

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Napak HIV patients abandon treatment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,000 Persons Living with HIV, PLHIV have abandoned treatment from Matany Hospital in Napak District. Matany, a missionary hospital is one of the leading health service providers in Karamoja. The hospital that handles most of the referrals from different health units across the …

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US-based University hailed for changing face of HIV in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | US-based Case Western Reserve University has been hailed for its role in advancing the management and treatment of HIV and Tuberculosis –TB among children and adults in Uganda. The US-based institution first came into Uganda in 1988, after a Presidential invitation to Nobel Laureate Dr …

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Second HIV remission patient ignites cure hope

Paris, France | AFP | For just the second time ever a HIV patient is in sustained remission from the virus in what was hailed by experts Tuesday as proof that the AIDS-causing condition could one day be curable. Ten years almost to the day since the first confirmed case of an HIV-infected person being …

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Second case ever of ‘HIV cure’

‘London patient’: second case ever of HIV remission Paris, France | AFP |  A second person is in sustained remission from HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, after ceasing treatment and is likely cured, researchers were set to announce at a medical conference Tuesday. Ten years after the first confirmed …

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National ID records to be entwined with HIV management system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medics have identified the absence of a proper tracking mechanism for people who have tested positive to HIV and those on Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) as major bottlenecks in the effective management of HIV in Uganda. They are equally concerned that various HIV/AIDs service providers …

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HIV and young girls

New study starts on choice in prevention methods Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Something unusual is happening at the Makerere University – John Hopkins University (MUJHU) research collaboration facility at Mulago hill in Kampala. The walls of the aging building have been freshly painted white with carefully coated patches …

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Trump’s ambitious plan to eliminate HIV welcomed by experts

  Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump’s call for a bipartisan commitment to eradicate HIV in the United States within a decade has been welcomed by experts and advocacy organizations even as major challenges remain. Addressing Congress during the annual State of the Union speech, Trump hailed what …

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