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Injectable treatment for HIV/AIDS in the offing – experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Efforts are under way to move towards injectable treatment for HIV/AIDS which will relieve HIV patients of the burden of taking drugs daily. This was revealed by the Executive Director of the Infectious Disease Institute (IDI), Dr. Andrew Kambugu during a press briefing on …

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Scientists warn of alcohol use among people living with HIV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There are high levels of alcohol use among people living with HIV, affecting their adherence to HIV medications, this is according to researchers at Makerere University School of Public Health. In a study conducted among fishermen operating around Lake Victoria, researchers screened over a …

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Kenya ramps up efforts to curb HIV infections among youth

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said on Monday that the government is ramping up efforts to contain the rising new HIV infections among adolescents and young adults. Gachagua, who received Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) Executive Director Winnie Byanyima in the Kenyan …

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Woman jailed seven years for infecting step son with HIV

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Magistrate Court in Lira has sentenced a 27 year old woman to seven years in prison for intentionally infecting her five-year-old step son with HIV. Collin Odyek was arrested last year after she willingfully and intentionally, knowing that she is HIV positive, used …

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New HIV vaccine candidate

The experimental shot activates rare immune cells, a study found Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | An experimental vaccine designed to prevent HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) has produced promising results in a preliminary study involving a small group of volunteers. The vaccine candidate showed success in stimulating production of rare immune cells …

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