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Amuru leaders alarmed by high HIV prevalence

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Health officials in Amuru are alarmed by the high rate of HIV prevalence among the youth population in the district. The epidemic stands at 6.4 percent. Records from the district Community-Based Department indicate that the youth form 27 percent, women 49 percent while the elderly …

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Ministry of Health assessing impact of PMTCT programme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is assessing the impact of the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV programme which is commonly known as PMTCT. The exercise whose results are expected in December is said to be a situation analysis to feed into the …

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Uganda unveils new campaign to tame HIV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A new campaign to influence behavioral change among youths has been unveiled as part of the Presidential Initiative to end HIV in Uganda. The campaign will be spearheaded by President Yoweri Museveni, whose recorded messages will be aired on both radio and TV stations …

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Poor adherence to ARVs in children worries medics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan health experts are bothered that Uganda might not be able to meet targets on viral suppression among people living with HIV as a result of the poor response to poor performance among children. The fear comes just two months to the year 2020 …

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UNAIDS: 52% of young Ugandans don’t know about HIV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only 48 per cent of young people have comprehensive knowledge about how HIV is spread and how they can guard against it, according to data shared by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Uganda, this afternoon. For one to have comprehensive knowledge …

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Morocco makes headway against HIV but stigma remains

Casablanca, Morocco | AFP | In Morocco, the struggle against HIV has been so successful in recent years that campaigners worry about losing funding for combatting the virus, but for people living with the disease it remains a heavy stigma. In Casablanca, a group therapy workshop offers HIV patients a rare …

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People living with HIV demand access to holistic health care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons Living with HIV and AIDS want government to provide them with holistic health care instead of concentrating on HIV alone. Through their umbrella organization, the National Forum for People Living with HIV/AIDS Network in Uganda-NAFOPHANU, they want the government to start providing them with …

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Winnie Byanyima takes top UNAIDS job

New York, United States | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has named Winifred ‘Winnie’ Karagwa Byanyima as the next Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The Ugandan leader on women’s rights, democratic governance and peace building has been Executive Director of Oxfam International …

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Experts call for increased local HIV funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Funding for HIV prevention research and development is slowing down,  according to a new report by the Resource Tracking for HIV Prevention Research and Development Working Group, a collaboration between global HIV organisations – AVAC, IAVI and UNAIDS. The report that analyzed global investment …

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Global gains in fight against HIV decline amid funding cuts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The pace of progress in reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to treatment and ending AIDS-related deaths is slowing down according to the UNAIDS’ Global AIDS Update 2019. The report; Communities at the Centre, shows a mixed picture arising from a widening gap between …

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