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HIV prevention: Uganda to benefit from vaginal ring rollout

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has been selected among the initial beneficiaries of the International Partnerships for Microbicides (IPM), as the developers move to roll out the HIV-preventing vaginal ring in Africa. The flexible vaginal ring which contains Dapivirine, an antiretroviral drug, is inserted in the vagina and left …

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HIV and mental Health

Although people with serious mental illness tend to be less sexually active, they have a higher risk of sexual behaviour Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | People who have or are at a risk of HIV and who are vulnerable to mental health conditions often face other significant individual, structural, …

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More HIV negative people infected with TB in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More HIV negative persons are contracting Tuberculosis (TB) than HIV-positive patients in Gulu District and Gulu City, Health officials have revealed. Whereas people with HIV are up to 50 times more likely to develop TB in a given period of time, analysis on HIV …

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Choosing an HIV prevention method

Study shows why it matters to young African women Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | A new HIV prevention study has found that when young women have access to and experience with two biomedical prevention options, the Dapivirine Vaginal Ring (DVR) and Truvada, an oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drug, almost …

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Umbilical cord blood cure for HIV

Woman seemingly cured of HIV shows umbilical cord transplant good alternative to bone marrow transplants | THE INDEPENDENT | A woman in the New York City area appears to be the third person and the first woman ever to be cured of an HIV infection following a new stem cell …

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Newly discovered HIV variant found to be highly infectious and severe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Newly published research from the Netherlands has revealed the existence of a more transmissible and damaging variant of HIV, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said on Monday. The new strain, called the VB variant, damages the immune system, weakening people’s ability to …

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HIV response in Africa

Ending the inequalities driving the AIDS epidemic requires progressive people-centred approaches | AMIRA ELFADIL, WINNIE BYANYIMA AND PETER SANDS | On December 01, the African Union (AU) Commission, UNAIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria join the rest of the world to commemorate World AIDS Day …

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