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Uganda will not dispense PrEP over the counter- Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | As HIV activists around the world are pushing for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to be accessed over the counter, the health ministry says that it will not be considered in Uganda. In an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Thursday, …

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Amuru leaders alarmed by high HIV prevalence

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Health officials in Amuru are alarmed by the high rate of HIV prevalence among the youth population in the district. The epidemic stands at 6.4 percent. Records from the district Community-Based Department indicate that the youth form 27 percent, women 49 percent while the elderly …

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Ministry of Health assessing impact of PMTCT programme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is assessing the impact of the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV programme which is commonly known as PMTCT. The exercise whose results are expected in December is said to be a situation analysis to feed into the …

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Uganda unveils new campaign to tame HIV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A new campaign to influence behavioral change among youths has been unveiled as part of the Presidential Initiative to end HIV in Uganda. The campaign will be spearheaded by President Yoweri Museveni, whose recorded messages will be aired on both radio and TV stations …

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Poor adherence to ARVs in children worries medics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan health experts are bothered that Uganda might not be able to meet targets on viral suppression among people living with HIV as a result of the poor response to poor performance among children. The fear comes just two months to the year 2020 …

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