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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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Lockdown: A nightmare for women living with HIV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Esther Nalubega and Sylvia Nassazi who are living with HIV are struggling to survive through the nationwide Covid 19 lockdown. Nalubega is a single mother of 9 children and resident of Katwe Taawo zone in Makindye. She told URN that her life is a …

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Test, protect, inform: what HIV can teach us about COVID-19

Paris, France | AFP | From being a killer in the shadows, to having its own international day and UN programme, HIV’s emergence into a global reality can offer many lessons in how to respond to COVID-19, the head of the International Aids Society told AFP Thursday. Kevin Osborne, who has lived with HIV for nearly half his …

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HIV patients want restrictions on transport relaxed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | HIV patients in Bunyoro sub-region want the presidential directive on the restriction of movements relaxed. They say that the restriction is negatively impacting on them since they no longer access health facilities where they often have to go for antiretroviral therapy. The patients contend …

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