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At-home support after HIV diagnosis

Study in Uganda finds it helps people get on ART and stick with it ANALYSIS | GUS CAIRNS | A cluster-randomised study that combined home HIV testing with three home-based counselling support sessions and a peer-navigation session in a clinic produced significant increases in the proportion of people who started antiretroviral …

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More women living with HIV in Ugandan prisons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The majority of prisoners in Uganda’s prisons are not adhering to HIV/AIDS prevention messages, the Uganda Prison Service has said. Uganda Prison Service, Spokesman, Frank Baine said most of the prisoners are either illiterate or semi-illiterate and therefore are not easily convinced about the …

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Uganda Prisons clears air on HIV reports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Prisons Service -UPS have refuted claims that several inmates are contracting HIV within their jail centers. This follows media reports last week indicating that many inmates were contracting HIV/Aids in the prison cells. The Prisons Spokesperson, Senior Commissioner of Prisons (SCP) Frank Baine, …

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HIV/AIDS infections in border districts worry MPs

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on HIV/AIDS and Related Matters has prayed for government intervention to curb the spread of the virus in the border districts of Tororo and Busia. During the committee’s oversight visit to assess the impact of HIV/AIDS amongst the populations with emphasis to …

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Injectable treatment for HIV/AIDS in the offing – experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Efforts are under way to move towards injectable treatment for HIV/AIDS which will relieve HIV patients of the burden of taking drugs daily. This was revealed by the Executive Director of the Infectious Disease Institute (IDI), Dr. Andrew Kambugu during a press briefing on …

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Scientists warn of alcohol use among people living with HIV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There are high levels of alcohol use among people living with HIV, affecting their adherence to HIV medications, this is according to researchers at Makerere University School of Public Health. In a study conducted among fishermen operating around Lake Victoria, researchers screened over a …

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