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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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Uganda will not dispense PrEP over the counter- Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | As HIV activists around the world are pushing for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to be accessed over the counter, the health ministry says that it will not be considered in Uganda. In an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Thursday, …

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Popular birth control shot does not increase HIV risk – Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Healthcare managers have been urged to invest more in woman-centred programs that offer a full range of contraceptive choices concurrently with HIV prevention strategies. The call was made by Dr Brenda Mirembe Gatti, an HIV Researcher based at the Makerere University John Hopkins University …

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