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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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A cure for HIV?

Feasible but not yet realised | Allison Webel | Assistant Professor of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University A team of scientists and physicians from the UK recently published news of a second HIV positive man, in London, who is in long-term (18-month) HIV remission after undergoing treatment for Hodgkins lymphoma. …

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Improved condom use on Masaka landing sites excites health officials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Improved condom usage among people on landing sites in Greater Masaka region has excited health authorities. Brenda Kiyingi, the Masaka District Assistant Health Officer announced the development during activities commemorating the International Condom day at Namirembe landing site in Kyanamuka Sub on Monday. She …

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UPDF unveils Ulinzi condoms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF has unveiled a new brand of condoms as part of its efforts to fight the HIV scourge. Ulinzi condoms are packed in a digital camouflage pack similar to UPDF uniforms. The Ulinzi condoms, which are produced in Thailand, were unveiled during …

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Fighting HIV/AIDS

Uganda’s tough choice between prevention and treatment Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Uganda will in 2019 launch two researches aimed at preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS. The first, dubbed ‘Deliver’,will be based on ring laced with the HIV drug Dapivirinebeing placed in the vagina and an oral drugTruvadataken daily …

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House maid jailed for trying to infect boss’ child with HIV/Aids

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | A housemaid was sentenced to three years imprisonment on Wednesday for attempting to infect her boss’s two-year-old baby with HIV/AIDS. Jemima Nasifa alias Tumukunde Zainabu a Rwandan, pleaded guilty to the offence of doing a negligent act likely to spread infection or disease, before Kampala’s …

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THIS WEEK: Uganda gets $478million health grant

THIS WEEK: Uganda gets $478million health grant Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Global Fund and government of Uganda have signed a new grant of $478million to fund HIV/AIDs, malaria and tuberculosis activities. Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng, Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda and US ambassador Deborah Malac witnessed the …

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