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Woman jailed seven years for infecting step son with HIV

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Magistrate Court in Lira has sentenced a 27 year old woman to seven years in prison for intentionally infecting her five-year-old step son with HIV. Collin Odyek was arrested last year after she willingfully and intentionally, knowing that she is HIV positive, used …

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New HIV vaccine candidate

The experimental shot activates rare immune cells, a study found Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | An experimental vaccine designed to prevent HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) has produced promising results in a preliminary study involving a small group of volunteers. The vaccine candidate showed success in stimulating production of rare immune cells …

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Arua city grapples with shortage of HIV test kits

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several government health facilities in Arua city are struggling to offer HIV testing services amidst a shortage of testing kits. The most affected are Pajulu health center III, Adumi health center IV, Ayivuni health center III, Aroi health center III, and Oreku health center II …

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Uganda spends UGX 980 billion to cater for HIV victims annually

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda spends shillings 980 billion in caring for people living with HIV annually, according to the Uganda AIDS Commission. Dr. Nelson Musoba, Director General of the Uganda AIDS Commission says that out of the total, shillings 700,000 is used to care for each victim per …

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Defeating HIV by 2030

HIV experts want priority shifted to vulnerable groups Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | As the world gears up to commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day which is celebrated every December 1, experts in the HIV prevention, treatment and research want the international community to focus and support more ‘priority populations’ …

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Acholi sub-region registers reduction in new HIV cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Acholi Sub-region has registered a reduction in new cases of HIV/Aids infections. A new report reveals that new cases of HIV/Aids in the region had lowered by 72 percent from 11,358 in 2017 to just 3,175 in 2021. This was disclosed during the second Regional …

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TASO embarks on campaign to combat HIV stigma in schools

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Aids Support Organization-TASO in Masaka has rolled out a school-based HIV counseling program to create a safe environment for adolescents and protection of HIV-positive learners. Fiona Nakimera, a counselor at TASO Masaka center says the concern of stigma in schools coupled with the negative …

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