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570 young girls infected with Aids in Uganda weekly- UN report

570 young girls infected with Aids in Uganda weekly- UN report

At least 570 young girls are infected with HIV in Uganda according to the latest findings by a United Nations report. The findings is a set back to the country’s efforts to curb the scourge that has claimed thousands of lives since it was first discovered in the early 80’s. It is also more scaring […]

Clinical trial on for new and better drug for HIV positive children

Clinical trial on for new and better drug for HIV positive children

Scientists have come up with a new formulation of drug that will be taken by children affected with HIV/AIDS  known as Lopinavir/ritonavir which is in form of pallets and will replace the one which has been administered to children. The initiative is geared towards improving  and solving  the burden of swallowing bitter liquid drugs by HIV […]

A review is needed of health policies for people living with HIV

A review is needed of health policies for people living with HIV

A new report released by the International Community of Women Living with HIV in East Africa (ICWEA) reveals a number of violations performed against women living with HIV at both health centers and the communities where they live which has left this special group feeling worthless in the world. Reading the report findings which were carried out […]

Researchers ask government to implement WHO guidelines

Researchers ask government to implement WHO guidelines

Researchers in Uganda are asking government to start implementing the newly released WHO guidelines in the prevention of HIV in high risk communities which researchers and WHO say reduce the cost of treating the disease in a long run. According to Dr. Nulu Bulya and Dr. Charles Brown from infectious disease institute, new WHO prevention strategies […]

800,000 Ugandans with HIV will have been tested with Viral load by December 2016 – Ministry

800,000 Ugandans with HIV will have been tested with Viral load by December 2016 – Ministry

The Ministry of Health says by end of next year, it would have tested about 800,000 Ugandans with HIV using the new technology that tells the amount of the virus one has in their bodies. The new technology known as Viral load is different from the CD4 count tests that have usually been carried out which could only […]

Benefits of safe male circumcision

  Male circumcision offers partial protection to HIV negative males who have unprotected sex with HIV positive females. Male circumcision protects males against various Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDS) and STI’s. Uncircumcised men are more likely to harbour the cancer-causing HUMAN PAPILOMA VIRUS (HPV) in their fore skin. Circumcision therefore offers protection from prostate cancer, and […]

Uganda markets flooded by fake HIV home kits

  It now looks that Uganda markets are like a dumping area for all poor quality products from China and other countries in Europe, America. We are told that Uganda’s markets are flooded by fake HIV Home Kits for Self HIV Testing. Sources in Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) told us that these fake HIV […]

government urged to do more to fight HIV/AIDS

The increase in HIV prevalence in Uganda has been attributed to the reluctance by the government to champion the fight against the disease. The Executive Director of the National Community for women  living with HIV/AIDS, Florence Buluba says failure by government to implement good policies  will remain a challenge to the anti – HIV activists. The government […]

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