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Nabimanya talks HIV prevention 

INTERVIEW: Humphrey Nabimanya calls himself a social entrepreneur. Apart from hosting a youth show on one of the local TV stations, Nabimanya is a HIV/AIDS activist and a counselor.  “My personal experience and what I witnessed in society created a yearning in me to cause change,” he says. He says …

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Health expert warns about high HIV/AID deaths among adolescents

A leading Ugandan health expert has warned that the country still faces unprecedented deaths related to HIV/AIDS mainly among the pediatric and adolescent age group. HIV is the second leading cause of deaths among adolescents in Uganda, reported to be at 11%, according to statistics at the ministry of health. According to Dr. Sabrina …

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New look at circumcision

Circumcision figures per year 2010   – 9,052 2011   – 57,132 2012   – 368,490 2013   – 801,678 2014 – 878,109 2015 – 556, 673 On the day he was circumcised, Sylvester Kule was scared and nervous. He is Mukonzo, a traditionally circumcising tribe, indigenous to the volatile Mt. Rwenzori region of …

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Baylor College praised as Uganda marks World Health Day

As Uganda prepares to mark World Health Day with celebrations in Mityana, the US Ambassador Deborah Malac last week visited the Baylor College of Medicine-Uganda Paediatric Center of Excellence (COE). Funded by the U.S. Government through the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Baylor-Uganda leads the way in HIV care and …

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Inside Uganda’s lab hub

New viral load tests for HIV pile pressure on national laboratories The fight against new and emerging diseases and the emphasis placed on surveillance and testing before treatment are piling pressure on Uganda’s laboratory services. At the centre of this fight is the Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL), a government …

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More young people dying of HIV

By Flavia Nassaka Experts say better targeted messages can cause behaviour change On December 23, when most people were preparing to celebrate Christmas, Teopista Mbabazi, was in agony.  The 42-year woman was burying her only daughter. She was only 17-years old and had died of AIDS.She told The Independent that …

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New guidelines for HIV treatment

By Flavia Nassaka Health sector experts say they pose new challenges The new World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, including requiring that Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs  are provided immediately a patient is diagnosedto be HIV positive, could be difficult to implement, according to health sector experts. Previous WHO guidelines required doctors to …

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Innovations in HIV care

By Agencies One stop health care model transforms treatment Providing HIV care at local health clinics in South Africa has led to a massive increase in the number of people there receiving vital HIV treatment, according to research. Indeed, the number of patients receiving HIV therapy in these clinics soared …

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