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Uganda seeks more laboratories for viral load tests

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fourteen laboratories have so far been internationally accredited to offer viral load and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) testing for HIV. Viral load which is a test that determines the amount of the virus in the blood of an HIV positive person is one of …

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Hepatitis B in Uganda

Country leads in tackling growing health challenge Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Up to 6% of people in Uganda are infected with Hepatitis B; a virus that can cause acute and chronic liver infections (cirrhosis) which is incurable. That means if you are in a place with 15 people; …

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Acholi culture to fight HIV

Ancient fireside gatherings could tackle stigma | BONNIE FOURNIER | For 25 years, northern Uganda was devastated by civil war. During this time the area’s residents, many of whom belong to the Acholi people, were forced from their homes. They ended up living in internally displaced camps, relying on the …

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Gov’t asked to integrate Hepatitis, HIV treatment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations from over 25 countries have called for governments in Africa to integrate treatment and prevention programmes for Hepatitis into other health programmes like HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis that are proving to be a success. They pointed out that Prevention of Mother to Child …

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Risk for heart diseases

It’s higher in people living with HIV | THE INDEPENDENT | Effective antiretroviral therapy has changed the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from a progressive, fatal disease to a chronic, manageable condition. However, it now associated with higher rates of heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, sudden cardiac deaths, and other diseases …

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Kalangala to use drones to deliver ARV drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Drones will soon be used to deliver the life prolonging Anti-Retroviral-ARVs drugs to several landing sites in Kalangala District. Both the Ministry of Health and Kalangala District Local Government have approved the use of drones to deliver the ARVs so as to increase access to …

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Napak HIV patients abandon treatment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,000 Persons Living with HIV, PLHIV have abandoned treatment from Matany Hospital in Napak District. Matany, a missionary hospital is one of the leading health service providers in Karamoja. The hospital that handles most of the referrals from different health units across the …

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US-based University hailed for changing face of HIV in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | US-based Case Western Reserve University has been hailed for its role in advancing the management and treatment of HIV and Tuberculosis –TB among children and adults in Uganda. The US-based institution first came into Uganda in 1988, after a Presidential invitation to Nobel Laureate Dr …

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