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USD 14 million spent on condoms in three years – study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The country is getting fewer condoms than what is needed, activists complained on Tuesday calling for more local funding for the contraceptive and HIV prevention method. The activists who were speaking at the release of an assessment report of condom stock status and funding …

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Defective condoms: Man sues gov’t after contracting HIV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A man who allegedly contracted HIV and gonorrhea after using defective Life Guard condoms has sued Maristopes Uganda, National Drug Authority-NDA and the government for negligently supplying products that adversely affected the public. In his application filed before the High Court Division, Joseph Kintu demands …

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Dapivirine vaginal ring gets nod for HIV prevention among women

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A vaginal ring that has been undergoing trials has been given approval by the European Medicines Agency to be used as an HIV prevention method among women who have tested negative. The flexible vaginal ring which contains Dapivirine, an antiretroviral drug,  is inserted in the …

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HIV response is still failing children- Byanyima

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The HIV response for children has fallen behind despite great progress made since the early days of the epidemic. This is according to the latest report on the progress towards the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS-Free targets, released as part of the ongoing AIDS-2020 …

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Food shortage threatens anti-retroviral therapy in Busia

Busia, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Several People Living with HIV in Busia district are abandoning anti-retroviral drugs due to lack of food.  Many of the residents in the area are starving with no source of income as the government maintains a lockdown in all border districts, in order to control …

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