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HIV response in Africa

Ending the inequalities driving the AIDS epidemic requires progressive people-centred approaches | AMIRA ELFADIL, WINNIE BYANYIMA AND PETER SANDS | On December 01, the African Union (AU) Commission, UNAIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria join the rest of the world to commemorate World AIDS Day …

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Gov’t considers digital tracking system for HIV patients

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Aids Commission is mooting for a centralized digital tracking system for persons enrolled on Anti-Retroviral Therapy-ART, to ensure effective management of HIV. The central tracking system which is under development will give each HIV patient a unique identifying code, from which they can …

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Malaria strain resistant to drugs found in Uganda

Doctors suggest HIV-like treatment approach Scientists have found evidence of a resistant form of malaria in Uganda, a worrying sign that the top drug used against the parasitic disease could ultimately be rendered useless without more action to stop its spread. Doctors suggested that instead of the standard approach, where …

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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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