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Globe and Mail Reports on Potential Factors Leading to Increasing HIV Incidence in Uganda

After experiencing a decline in the number of new HIV infections in the 1990s, Uganda's "HIV \incidence] rate is creeping back up again. New infections are increasing, and the sense of urgency has vanished," the [Globe and Mail reports, adding that ...

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Ugandan HIV Treatment Facility Country's First to Offer HPV Vaccine

An HIV treatment facility in Uganda recently became the nation's first center dedicated to HIV to also offer young HIV-positive girls, ages 9 to 13, a vaccination for human papillomavirus (HPV), a leading cause of cervical cancer, Nature Medicine New...

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Zimbabwe Deputy Prime Minister Khupe Says Poverty Biggest Challenge in Stopping HIV

Speaking Monday at a UNAIDS conference on halting the HIV epidemic among women and girls, Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe said poverty presents the biggest challenge to anti-AIDS efforts in Zimbabwe. "Poverty undermines the ability of young gir...

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Kampala, Uganda: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Approximately 940,000 Ugandans are living with HIV/AIDS. HIV prevalence is 10% in urban areas and 6% in rural areas. The HIV prevalence in Kampala is 8.5%. In Kampala, as in all regions, women have a higher HIV prevalence tha...

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Blog: Senator Wyden Lays Out Consequences if Anti-Gay Legislation Passes in Uganda

According to the Infectious Diseases Center for Global Health Policy's "Science Speaks" blog, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., "went further than other U.S. government officials have so far in threatening specific repercussions if Uganda does not abandon its ...

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Sex Equally Satisfying With Circumcised Men: Study

A newly published Ugandan study shows women report that sex is equally satisfying, if not more so, following their male partner's circumcision. Health experts hope the findings may help allay concerns across AIDS-hit Africa about the procedure, which...

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The International AIDS Society Urges Strong and Swift Opposition to Proposed Anti-Homosexuality Legislation in Uganda

Geneva, Switzerland -- The International AIDS Society (IAS) today urged Uganda's political and public health leaders to oppose and reject the Anti-Homosexuality Bill presented last week in Uganda's parliament.

If enacted, the bill would dramatically...

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PlusNews Examines Ugandan Bill to Punish Homosexuality

PlusNews examines HIV/AIDS advocates' reaction to a draft bill before the Ugandan parliament that "proposes a seven-year jail term for anyone who 'attempts to commit the offence' or who 'aids, abets, counsels or procures another to engage in acts of ...

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Uganda: Doctors Want Compulsory Circumcision of Soldiers

A senior health official in Uganda recently suggested that prison and army personnel should be circumcised to prevent HIV infection. Police, corrections and army officials are among the "most at-risk" populations in Uganda, Dr. Stella Nema, an HIV/AI...

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Female Patients' Stigma, Disclosure Concerns Reduce Their Access to HIV and TB Care in Africa, Study Shows

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of a study he presented at IAS 2009.

I'm Dav...