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New effort against HIV/AIDS law

Activists target media in fight to repeal sections of prevention and control Act Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Rosemary Namubiru, a nurse, was in 2014 sentenced to three years in jail for criminal negligence over what seemed a potential infection of a baby with HIV the virus that causes AIDS. …

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Providing HIV services

Why integrating HIV with non-HIV facilities cannot work Kampala, Uganda | HENRY ZAKUMUMPA |  In many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, HIV services are still offered separately within health facilities. These HIV clinics have their own dedicated staff and infrastructure such as waiting areas, a separate patient flow system and they typically …

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Leaders on the spot on HIV disclosure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jie County MP Moses Bildad Adome has put his colleagues on the spot for not walking the talk on HIV disclosure. According to health experts, disclosure, a process through which one opens up about their HIV status, can reduce the stresses of living with HIV …

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Global HIV prevention conference kicks off in Spain

Scientists explain why they haven’t found an HIV vaccine yet Madrid, Spain | FLAVIA NASSAKA | A global HIV conference opened on Oct.22 in Madrid, Spain bringing together researchers to discuss strides made in prevention of infections. Dubbed HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) 2018, the week long event which  happens …

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New HIV drug a game changer?

TLD to be available in July but experts warn of sustainability of supply and lack of sensitization Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Starting in July, HIV/AIDs patients picking their Anti-Retroviral (ARV) drug refills might notice a difference; they might be given prescriptions of one pill a day instead of …

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Kenya study leads to new way to fight HIV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a new tool to protect women from HIV infection. The tool, a vaginal implant, decreases the number of cells that the HIV virus can target in a woman’s genital tract. Unlike conventional methods of HIV prevention, such …

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S.Africa’s DIY battle against HIV

Alexandra, South Africa | AFP | Self-testing kits and vending machines distributing prescription drugs are two ways that HIV treatment is being automated to reduce stigma in South Africa, home of the world’s biggest HIV epidemic. With 7.1 million people living with HIV in the country, removing human intervention is …

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