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Lyantonde celebrates decline in HIV prevalence

Lyantonde, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lyantonde district health authorities are celebrating a decline in HIV/AIDS prevalence in the three years. Dr Moses Nkanika, the Lyantonde District Health Officer, says that the prevalence rate reduced from 11.6% in 2018 to 9.5% to date. Nkanika attributed the reduction to various HIV/AIDS programs …

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Researchers studying new PrEP drug in HIV vaccine trial

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Researchers are studying the effectiveness of a daily Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) drug Descovy in their HIV vaccine study that was launched recently in Masaka district. Dr Eugene Ruzagira, a member of the team of researchers told a news conference organized by the Health Journalists Network …

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157 Ugandans enrolled in largest HIV vaccine trial in Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 157 volunteers have so far enrolled in a study happening in Masaka, one of the sites that have been selected to assess effectiveness of a vaccine against HIV in Africa. The study dubbed PrEPVACC is also happening in Mbeya and Dar-es- Salaam …

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HIV infections shoot up by 52% in Kabale

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kabale health department has said that the number of people living with the HIV/AIDS virus in the district is far above their projections. According to statistics from the district health department, the district has seen a 52% rise in HIV/Aids cases, according to tests …

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The COVID-19 virus origin

  American Intelligence to release report amid overshadowing rivalry with China Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Seventeen months since the UN World Health Organisation(WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, the world is waiting anxiously for a U.S Intelligence community report on the origin of the virus. The report is …

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Amuru launches door to door distribution of ARVs as lockdown bites

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amuru district health department has resorted to door to door delivery of the life-prolonging Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to people living with HIV following the suspension of public transport. The door to door campaign will benefit more than 3,000 people living with HIV in hard to …

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