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HEALTH: Tackling HIV

New approach makes cells resistant to HIV Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to tether HIV-fighting antibodies to immune cells, creating a cell population resistant to the virus. Their experiments under lab conditions show that these resistant cells can quickly replace diseased cells, potentially curing …

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Canadian who was closing in on HIV cure, drowns

Canadian ‘giant’ of HIV research drowns Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Canadian scientist Mark Wainberg — described as a “giant” of HIV science and who had recently been working on finding a cure for the condition — has died at the age of 71, UNAIDS said on Thursday. The internationally renowned …

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VIDEO: Uganda losing HIV fight – UNAIDS

VIDEO: Uganda is on the verge of losing the fight against HIV/AIDS – according to the UNAIDS. The global body indicates that the country has backtracked on most of gains registered in the 1990s – necessitating new and radical approaches to fight the killer disease. This was highlighted at the …

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OPM cop remanded for infecting 15-year-old with HIV

A police officer attached to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) detective Andrew Mugudde has been charged and remanded to Luzira Prison for defiling and infecting a 15 year-old girl with HIV. Mugudde appeared before Kampala City Hall Court grade one magistrate Beatrice Kainza and faced charges of aggravated …

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COMMENT: Responsive health systems

COMMENT: By Moses Mulumba Beyond private sector driven health systems and commoditising the provision of healthcare Experts met this week for the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in the beautiful Canadian city of Vancouver. This particular symposium theme was built around resilient and responsive health systems for a …

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Butabika state-of-the-art Health lab to lead TB, AIDS fight

The Uganda National Laboratories Services (UNLS) and National Tuberculosis (TB) reference Laboratory in Butabika commissioned on Thursday will provide the country with modern tools in the fight against several infectious diseases. According to officials, the Butabika laboratory has new world class infrastructure and will support health practitioners to provide more accurate and faster …

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New Uganda UNAIDS boss to focus on children, domestic funding

The new United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Uganda Country Representative Sande Amakobe has said she will focus on tackling infections in children, adolescent girls and boosting domestic funding during her four year tenure. Amakobe said that though Uganda is one of the countries that had initially made major strides …

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