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Infidelity, HIV blamed for suicide in police

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Infidelity, domestic violence and HIV could be fueling suicide incidents in the police force. The Director of Police Medical Services, Dr Moses Byaruhanga says investigations among some of the police officers revealed that they were due to domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, relationships gone bad. …

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Man arrested for defiling 4-year-old girl

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara police are holding a 40-year-old man accused of defiling a four year old girl. The suspect is Alex Tumusiime, a resident of Bugashe cell, Nyakayojo division in Mbarara municipality. Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi region police spokesperson says Tumusiime was arrested over the weekend from …

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Coronavirus lockdowns could spark rise in HIV infections, experts warn

Washington, United States | AFP |  If lockdowns and stay-at-home orders are succeeding in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, health experts warn that the measures could unintentionally undermine efforts to contain another potentially deadly disease: HIV. At the start of April, Travis Sanchez, an epidemiologist at Emory University, carried out …

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Health workers trace HIV clients on phone

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | HIV care givers in Mbarara district have resorted to tracing their clients on phone because of a huge decline in attendance since the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown was announced. The lockdown came with the suspension of both private and public transport. Those with emergency are …

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Lack of food hindering ARVs adherence in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lack of food is hindering adherence to Anti-Retroviral treatment by HIV positive people at Kahendero fish landing site, Kasese district. Skipping or abandoning treatment affects the reduction of the viral load and protection of the immune system. Gladys Komugisha an HIV positive mother who …

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1000 HIV patients in Kwania abandon treatment

Kwania, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 1,012 people living with HIV in Kwania district have abandoned treatment. According to records from the district health department, there are more than 70,000 people on Anti- Retroviral Treatment. Failure to access treatment has been attributed to lack of transport to the health facilities and …

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