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UNICEF warns of a spike in HIV infections due to El Nino

UNICEF warns of a spike in HIV infections due to El Nino

Drought exacerbated by the El Nino weather pattern could lead to a spike in new HIV infections in southern Africa as women and girls turn to sex to survive and patients miss treatments, the United Nations children’s’ agency UNICEF said on Tuesday. More than 60 million people, two thirds of them in east and southern […]

Men increasingly refusing to wear condoms with non permanent partners

A new report from the ministry of health has indicated that HIV/AIDS prevalence is on the increases among the people between 15-49 years of age. The report that was launched by the Uganda AIDS Commissions in Kampala shows that the increasing infections is due to the men who do not like to use protective measures […]

Male circumcision key to reducing HIV/AIDS prevalence in Uganda

Health experts have noted the need for all stakeholders to work towards scaling up the number of circumcised men in the country in order to curb HIV infections. Officials from the ministry of Health revealed that the prevalence of safe male circumcision must be increased from the current 25 % to at least 40% to […]

UNAIDS Prof. Sheila Tlou appeals to Mrs. Janet Museveni

The UNAIDS Director of the Regional Support Team for East and Southern Africa, Prof. Sheila Tlou, has appealed to Uganda’s First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni to champion prevention of pediatric HIV infections. South Africa-based Tlou, who arrived in the country on Tuesday for a two-day working visit was meeting Mrs Museveni, who is  also the  minister for Karamoja Affairs and […]

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