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Trump policy harming Kenya, Uganda health services

Expanded Trump ‘Mexico City’ policy causing cuts in HIV, Reproductive Care in East Africa Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT |  Early effects of United States restrictions to global health aid will include cuts to essential health services in Kenya and Uganda, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned. Human Rights Watch has …

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Lab attendant jailed for stealing HIV test kits

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  A Laboratory Technician attached to Toroma Health Centre III in Katakwi District was Monday charged and remanded to Luzira Prison for stealing 302 HIV test kits worth sh63.7million. Paul Aule was produced before the Anti-Corruption Court’s Grade One Magistrate Patricia Amoko and denied embezzling the said items, …

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Uganda makes significant progress in National HIV response.

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Findings under the Uganda Population HIV Impact assessment survey conducted last year indicate that Uganda’s Hiv prevalence has dropped from 7.3% to 6.0%. The survey indicates that HIV/Aids is now prevalent among adult women and higher in urban areas. The findings released by the ministry …

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Candidate AIDS vaccine passes early test

Successful trials held in South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda |JULIA BELLUZ| Developing a vaccine to stop HIV is thought to be among the most daunting challenges in medicine for one big reason: The virus is extraordinarily genetically diverse, even more so than the flu. So it’s difficult to think about how …

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SCIENCE: AIDS in 10 dates

Paris, France | AFP |  From the start of the AIDS epidemic in 1981, here are 10 dates in the history of the disease. – 1981: First alert – On June 5, 1981, US epidemiologists report the first deaths among young homosexuals from a mysterious immune-wrecking disease later named acquired …

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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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