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Ending HIV stigma

Woman wrongly convicted of spreading HIV released Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | During the Christmas holiday of 2018, Sylvia Komuhangi went on a tour in northern Uganda and decided to visit her friend Grace Anena in Kitgum. It was a visit that would change her life. And her life …

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HIV treatment adherence low among patients in Gulu-TASO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Adherence to treatment among people living with HIV/AIDS in Gulu district is still low, according to reports from The Aids Supports Organisation-TASO Gulu Treatment Centre. HIV treatment adherence means starting treatment, keeping all medical appointments and taking medication as prescribed by medics. However at …

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People living with HIV demand access to holistic health care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons Living with HIV and AIDS want government to provide them with holistic health care instead of concentrating on HIV alone. Through their umbrella organization, the National Forum for People Living with HIV/AIDS Network in Uganda-NAFOPHANU, they want the government to start providing them with …

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Women can enroll on new ARV combination drug- Health Ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is to enroll women to the newly introduced HIV/AIDS combination therapy treatment by of October.The government last year rolled out a new and more effective combination drug- treatment tenofovir-lamivudine-dolutegravir commonly known as TLD but women living with HIV were excluded from …

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Drug-resistant TB

A new study offers new hope | Andrew Nunn and I.D. Rusen | Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death in the world from a single infectious disease, causing more deaths than HIV/AIDS. In 2017, 10 million people developed TB disease globally and an estimated 1.6 million died. One …

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HIV treatment breakthrough

New experimental injection could revolutionise treatment Scientists have developed a new therapy for HIV/AIDS that they say could lead to longer periods of pill-free treatment and even eventually, perhaps, to what experts call a “functional cure”. Researchers at Taiwan-based United BioPharma report encouraging results with a single injection that seems …

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