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Malac urges Uganda to focus on neglected diseases as she bows out

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Outgoing US Ambassador Deborah Malac has urged the Ministry of Health to equally pay attention to other diseases that continue ravaging communities as they focus on emerging infections, HIV and malaria. She said during the four years she has been in the country, she has …

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HIV criminalization Law abused – Activists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Activists believe that the HIV Control and Prevention Act has increased the criminalization of people living with HIV in Uganda. The Act, which was enacted five years ago, criminalizes HIV transmission, attempted transmission, and behaviour that might result in transmission by those who know their …

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Activists call for single method for pregnancy and HIV protection

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | After a trial ruled out any increased risks of HIV acquisition associated with use of contraceptives – implants, depo provera injections and copper inter uterine device, activists are now calling for research into a method that can provide double protection against both HIV and pregnancy …

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Ugandan develops App to increase access to HIV drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A mobile application ‘PrEP Uganda’ can now be downloaded from the google play store for those who might need to get Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a course of HIV drugs taken by HIV-negative people to prevent infection. Studies have shown that PrEP reduces the risk of …

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Uganda will not dispense PrEP over the counter- Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | As HIV activists around the world are pushing for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to be accessed over the counter, the health ministry says that it will not be considered in Uganda. In an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Thursday, …

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