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HIV response is still failing children- Byanyima

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The HIV response for children has fallen behind despite great progress made since the early days of the epidemic. This is according to the latest report on the progress towards the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS-Free targets, released as part of the ongoing AIDS-2020 …

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US peace volunteers to teach agribusiness skills to Ugandan youth

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | United States’ Peace Corps Program has deployed 158 American volunteers to introduce business development and agribusiness skills in rural areas of Uganda. The volunteers are tasked with introducing culture of savings among rural women, mentoring Ugandan teachers and health workers and introducing American …

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U.S. gov’t donates UGX 738m watercraft to Kalangala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United States government has donated a 738 million shillings watercraft to Kalangala district local government. The donation under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief – PEPFAR was announced on Wednesday by the United States Ambassador Deborah Malac after her three day’s visit …

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Trump’s ambitious plan to eliminate HIV welcomed by experts

  Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump’s call for a bipartisan commitment to eradicate HIV in the United States within a decade has been welcomed by experts and advocacy organizations even as major challenges remain. Addressing Congress during the annual State of the Union speech, Trump hailed what …

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New HIV drug a game changer?

TLD to be available in July but experts warn of sustainability of supply and lack of sensitization Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Starting in July, HIV/AIDs patients picking their Anti-Retroviral (ARV) drug refills might notice a difference; they might be given prescriptions of one pill a day instead of …

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Candidate AIDS vaccine passes early test

Successful trials held in South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda |JULIA BELLUZ| Developing a vaccine to stop HIV is thought to be among the most daunting challenges in medicine for one big reason: The virus is extraordinarily genetically diverse, even more so than the flu. So it’s difficult to think about how …

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