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HIV patients cautioned against abandoning treatment

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons Living with HIV/AIDS in greater Arua have been urged to stick to treatment despite the soaring food and other commodity prices. Currently, there are over 400 registered HIV positive patients in Arua city and over 600 in Arua district, who are struggling to survive. …

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Gov’t urged to meet 50 per cent of HIV/AIDS funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) has appealed to government to increase its funding towards the fight against HIV/AIDs. The UAC wants government to shoulder at least half of the financial burden in a bid to reduce donor dependence. The Director General for UAC, Dr. Nelson …

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Parliament commits to enhance funding towards HIV/AIDS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has pledged to increase funding towards efforts geared at combatting HIV/AIDS as the country celebrated Worlds AIDS Day. 1st December is designated as the international day for raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic. This year’s celebration was under the theme; “End Stigma, End Aids, …

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Zimbabwe launches new five-year strategic plan to end HIV/AIDS

Harare, Zimbabwe | Xinhua | Zimbabwe on Monday launched a national HIV/AIDS strategic plan which is set to guide resource allocation and implementation of the country’s HIV response for the next five years, the state broadcaster ZBC reported. The strategic plan running from 2021-2025 will guide the country toward ending AIDS …

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Lifesaving benefits of ‘edutainment’

Caption: The MTV Shuga “Down South” series was broadcast on TV in South Africa in 2017 and 2019. UN-backed show highlights excites researchers | THE INDEPENDENT | Young people in South Africa changed their attitudes significantly and adopted safer sexual behaviour, after watching a TV show called Down South – …

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Bududa farmers using ARVs to fatten bulls

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some people living with HIV/AIDS in Bududa district are selling life-prolonging Anti-Retroviral drugs (ARVs) to cattle keepers, especially those involved in fattening bulls. Bududa district has over 500 people enrolled on ARVs, which they receive after every four months. Esther Wambewo, one of the people living …

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