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Medics resort to offering clients 90 days HIV drug refills

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Owing to the coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines on social distancing strategy, HIV care organizations have resorted to giving their clients’ more Anti-retroviral drugs to stay away from the health facilities longer. At Baylor Uganda, an entity that focuses on HIV in children, Dr Sabrina Kitaka …

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WHO worried about COVID-19 hitting HIV hotspots in Africa

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO is worried about what kind of damage coronavirus will cause to countries with high HIV burdens and high prevalence of malnutrition. While addressing journalists during the weekly COVID-19 press briefing, the WHO Director-General says that as an organization they are …

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S.Africa ‘sterilised pregnant HIV patients without consent’

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A South African inquiry into the forced sterilisation of dozens of HIV-positive pregnant women said Monday that their rights had been breached and called for government action. The investigation was launched in 2015, when two women’s rights organisations approached South Africa’s Gender Equality Commission …

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Malac urges Uganda to focus on neglected diseases as she bows out

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Outgoing US Ambassador Deborah Malac has urged the Ministry of Health to equally pay attention to other diseases that continue ravaging communities as they focus on emerging infections, HIV and malaria. She said during the four years she has been in the country, she has …

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HIV criminalization Law abused – Activists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Activists believe that the HIV Control and Prevention Act has increased the criminalization of people living with HIV in Uganda. The Act, which was enacted five years ago, criminalizes HIV transmission, attempted transmission, and behaviour that might result in transmission by those who know their …

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Activists call for single method for pregnancy and HIV protection

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | After a trial ruled out any increased risks of HIV acquisition associated with use of contraceptives – implants, depo provera injections and copper inter uterine device, activists are now calling for research into a method that can provide double protection against both HIV and pregnancy …

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Ugandan develops App to increase access to HIV drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A mobile application ‘PrEP Uganda’ can now be downloaded from the google play store for those who might need to get Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a course of HIV drugs taken by HIV-negative people to prevent infection. Studies have shown that PrEP reduces the risk of …

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