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Winnie Byanyima speaks out on racism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | UNAIDS Executive Director condemned the racist discrimination by police in Geneva, Switzerland where she stays. Byanyima was out on a walk when police descended on her to restrict her movements. In a tweet that went viral, she complained about abuse over three years. “Security constantly …

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UNAIDS says AIDS can be ended by 2030

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new report by UNAIDS shows that there is a clear path that ends AIDS by 2030. That path according to UNAIDS Executives Director, Winnie Byanyima will also help prepare for and tackle future pandemics and advance progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. “The …

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Implications of Anti-Homosexuality Bill

UNAIDS says it will hurt fight against HIV/AIDs if it becomes law Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA  The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has said that the Anti-homosexuality Bill that parliament passed on May 02 will undermine Uganda’s efforts to end AIDS by 2030 if signed into law. UNAIDS …

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Kenya ramps up efforts to curb HIV infections among youth

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said on Monday that the government is ramping up efforts to contain the rising new HIV infections among adolescents and young adults. Gachagua, who received Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) Executive Director Winnie Byanyima in the Kenyan …

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Defeating HIV by 2030

HIV experts want priority shifted to vulnerable groups Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | As the world gears up to commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day which is celebrated every December 1, experts in the HIV prevention, treatment and research want the international community to focus and support more ‘priority populations’ …

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HIV and mental Health

Although people with serious mental illness tend to be less sexually active, they have a higher risk of sexual behaviour Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | People who have or are at a risk of HIV and who are vulnerable to mental health conditions often face other significant individual, structural, …

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Newly discovered HIV variant found to be highly infectious and severe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Newly published research from the Netherlands has revealed the existence of a more transmissible and damaging variant of HIV, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said on Monday. The new strain, called the VB variant, damages the immune system, weakening people’s ability to …

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