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TASO embarks on campaign to combat HIV stigma in schools

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Aids Support Organization-TASO in Masaka has rolled out a school-based HIV counseling program to create a safe environment for adolescents and protection of HIV-positive learners. Fiona Nakimera, a counselor at TASO Masaka center says the concern of stigma in schools coupled with the negative …

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ICYD takes over OVC programs from TASO in Teso

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The AIDS Support Organization-TASO has handed over the component of Orphans and Vulnerable Children-OVC to Integrated Child and Youth Development-ICYD in the Teso sub-region. TASO has been providing free counselling, social support, limited medical care, community mobilizing, advocacy and networking, in addition to support to …

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TASO sets up ARV drugs distribution points in Acholi

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Aids Support Organization-TASO, Gulu care centre has embarked on community distribution of antiretroviral drugs to people living with HIV. At least 87 distribution points have been created in the eight districts of the Acholi sub region to enable the patients to access treatment during …

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People living with HIV face starvation in Amuru

Amuru, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | More than 3,000 people living with HIV in Pabbo Town Council in Amuru District are facing severe starvation.  The patients are enrolled under Pabbo Health Centre III; St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor and The Aids Support Organization – TASO in Gulu City for Antiretroviral Therapy (ART). The …

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TASO enrolls back 200 on ART treatment in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Aids Support Organization Gulu Regional Care Centre-TASO has enrolled back 200 people on treatment who had abandoned it due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Michael Ochwo, the centre manager for TASO Gulu says several persons living with HIV who could not afford transport at …

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TASO scales down community activities in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Aids Support Organization – TASO centre in Gulu has slowed down its community programme due to effects of COVID-19. The centre serves more than 8,500 patients. The backbone of the centre is HIV/AIDS counselling; antiretroviral therapy, voluntary medical safe male circumcision, family planning, …

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Fighting HIV stigma through beauty pageantry

Participants in the Y+ pageant are groomed into anti-discrimination ambassadors and given life skills to tap into opportunities Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Robina Babirye is an articulate young lady who has garnered a large following on Facebook. She is not a television presenter or an aspiring politician. Babirye …

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