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Tororo health facilities run out of ART drugs

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several health facilities involved in offering Anti-Retroviral therapy-ART services in Tororo district are facing a drug stock out. The affected health facilities include among others Mukuju health center IV, Malaba health III, Mulanda health IV, Tororo general hospital, and Nagongera health center IV. Health authorities …

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Fighting COVID-19 with music

Why government should work with the musicians producing it – including Bobi Wine | DOMINIC D.B. MAKWA | Ugandan pop musicians have released a raft of songs and music videos to educate and alert the public about COVID-19. Notable among them have been Bobi Wine and Nubian Li’s `Corona Virus …

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ART shortages disorganize clients in Serere

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some people living with HIV/Aids in Serere district have missed their antiretroviral treatment because of the shortage of Atazanavir and Lopinavir drugs at some health facilities for more than a month. Atazanavir and Lopinavir are second line drugs. However, the absence of the drugs …

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TASO scales down community activities in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Aids Support Organization – TASO centre in Gulu has slowed down its community programme due to effects of COVID-19. The centre serves more than 8,500 patients. The backbone of the centre is HIV/AIDS counselling; antiretroviral therapy, voluntary medical safe male circumcision, family planning, …

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Uganda AIDS Commission seeks UGX 16 Bn to counter new HIV infections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda AIDS Commission has asked Parliament to allocate an additional 16 billion shillings to HIV prevention due to the rise in new HIV infections. According to Eddy Mukooyo the chairperson Uganda Aids Commission, there are currently 53,000 new HIV infections estimated to translate into …

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Fighting HIV stigma through beauty pageantry

Participants in the Y+ pageant are groomed into anti-discrimination ambassadors and given life skills to tap into opportunities Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Robina Babirye is an articulate young lady who has garnered a large following on Facebook. She is not a television presenter or an aspiring politician. Babirye …

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HIV/AIDS infections high among older men-Health Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a rise in HIV infection among older men according to health experts. Information from Uganda Aids Commission-UAC shows that majority of men between 45 and 49 years of age who have been seeking for health services in the past years tested positive. This …

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2000 abandon ART services at Buliisa General Hospital

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 2000 people enrolled on the life prolonging Anti-Retroviral Treatment-ART at Buliisa General Hospital in Buliisa district have abandoned treatment and disappeared without trace. They are part of over 6000 people enrolled on the ART since March 2019. Dr. Nelson Naisye, the Buliisa district …

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