uganda hiv/aids

Makerere University to find HIV/AIDS cure

Uganda might again be at the limelight of the struggle against HIV/AIDS if hopes by Makerere University to find a drug for HIV are come to pass. Makerere University under the umbrella of the inter university council of East Africa led by its college of Agriculture and environmental sciences has begun a research to find […]

New HIV potable testing machine to arrive in Uganda

Ugandan businessmen dealing in health products are planning to import a new HIV potable testing device recently developed in Rwanda. The inexpensive machine can tell whether a person has HIV or syphilis or both within only 20 minutes. The small blood test kit was developed by Samuel Sia, a scientist from the Biomedical department at the Columbia University USA. […]

Uganda Ministry of Health assures in availability of HIV/AIDS ARV drugs

The government of Uganda says it has enough Anti retroviral in stock which can last the country for six months. This follows reports that the life prolonging drugs for HIV positive people were out of stock in the country, the only one in Africa with an ARV production plant. The minister of Health Dr. Christine […]

Medical workers face arrest over HIV/AIDS anti retrovirals

Five medical workers attached to Bar health centre III in Lira district have come under fire for the alleged neglect of duty. Trouble arose from reports that they deliberately failed to attend to hundreds of HIV/AIDS patients that turned u at the Health centre for the last one week. The district Health officer Dr. Peter […]

HIV/AIDS patients protest Hospital failure to give them ARVs

Over 700 people living with HIV/AIDS including women in Bar sub-county in Lira district pitched camp at Bar Hospital protesting failure by health workers to get them ARVs drugs. The patients have complained that for the last one week, they have been denied access to the life prolonging drugs for HIV positive people and no […]

People living with HIV/AIDS launch campaign against domestic violence

Kabarole district has held public platform on HIVAIDS and human rights with an aim of sensitizing the masses on how to control the increasing cases of domestic violence and HIV/AIDS in the district. The Kabarole district focal person Mpunga Hosea revealed that the district has formed a network of people living with HIV which he […]

HIV infection rising among children in Uganda now at 50,000

Ministry of Health has confirmed that the country has a total of 50,000 children infected with the HIV, the virus with that causes AIDS. The ministry in a report revealed that 90% of the children get the infection from their mothers during child birth. The ministry is concerned that the number of HIV infections among children is […]

Uganda Children ask for better Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV

Children living with HIV/Aids have petitioned the minister of health Dr. Christine Ondoa to give priority to prevention of HIV transmission from mother to child. Over 20 children from Baylor Uganda presented a petitioned today also demanding government to provide enough antiretroviral drugs  for pregnant mothers in all hospitals of Uganda. The children say that they […]

Uganda MP urges cultural institutions to fight HIV/AIDS

The Uganda Woman Member of Parliament for APAC district in Northern Uganda, Betty Amongi has called upon the various cultural institutions in Uganda to step up their efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Betty Amongi told Members of parliament in Kampala that it is not just enough for cultural institutions to streamline prevention of HIV/AIDS in […]