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HIV/AIDs kills 17,000

Virus still a burden among young people Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda Network of AIDS Services Organisation (UNASO) wants the fight against HIV/AIDS in Uganda to focus on encourage health-seeking behavior as the disease continues to spread; especially among young people. While presenting the National HIV/Aids Report, Dr …

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WHO recommends long-acting cabotegravir for HIV prevention

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO on Thursday released new guidelines giving countries a green light to use long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB-LA) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. The guidelines that were released ahead of the annual International AIDS Conference will support countries as they plan for …

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Choosing an HIV prevention method

Study shows why it matters to young African women Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | A new HIV prevention study has found that when young women have access to and experience with two biomedical prevention options, the Dapivirine Vaginal Ring (DVR) and Truvada, an oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drug, almost …

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Researchers studying new PrEP drug in HIV vaccine trial

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Researchers are studying the effectiveness of a daily Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) drug Descovy in their HIV vaccine study that was launched recently in Masaka district. Dr Eugene Ruzagira, a member of the team of researchers told a news conference organized by the Health Journalists Network …

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Researchers embark on another PrEP study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Researchers at Makerere University – John Hopkins Research Collaboration (MU-JHU) are embarking on a new study to establish the effectiveness of using the new HIV drug, Islatravir in HIV prevention as a Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). Dr Gatti Brenda Mirembe, the principal investigator on the study …

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Uganda embarks on new HIV-PrEP study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) study is underway to establish whether a six months-long injectable drug, Lenacapavir (LEN), and oral drug Descovy can protect HIV negative women and girls from acquiring the virus. The two-part study is being done by a team of researchers …

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UVRI to conduct new HIV vaccine trial in May

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Virus Research Institute will in May conduct a new HIV vaccine trial. Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu the Executive director of Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), says that the participants will be given Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs to guard them against possible infection during …

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