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Uganda Procures Antiretroviral Treatment for 350,000 HIV-Positive People, Health Minister Says

Uganda's government has obtained antiretroviral drugs to provide 350,000 HIV-positive people with the therapy under its treatment program, Health Minister Stephen Mallinga announced recently, the New Vision/AllAfrica.com reports. According to Malling...

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Guardian Examines Continued Challenges in Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Zambia, Uganda

Despite successful efforts to reduce its HIV/AIDS prevalence, Zambia, which "has weathered one of the world's most devastating assaults by" HIV, continues to face obstacles to effectively fight the disease, London's Guardian reports. The country's HI...

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HAART Use Enlivens Sex Lives of Rural Ugandans, but Does Not Increase Risky Behavior, Study Says

In this transcript, Rebecca Bunnell, Sc.D., of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses the impact that antiretroviral use has had on the sexual behavior and HIV risk activities of HIV-infected people in rural Uganda.

Rebecca B...

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Uganda to Introduce No-Cost, Countrywide Male Circumcision Program to Prevent HIV Spread

Uganda's Ministry of Health plans to introduce a no-cost, countrywide male circumcision program in an effort to prevent the spread of HIV, Sam Zaramba, Uganda's director-general of health services, said recently, Uganda's New Vision reports (Bainemig...

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Shift on Condom Use in Uganda "Threatens to Undermine" Country's Success in HIV/AIDS Prevention, New York Times Says

Uganda became Africa's leader in reducing the spread of HIV by promoting abstinence, faithfulness and consistent condom use, but now this "balanced approach is tilting, and Ugandans will die as a result," a New York Times editorial says (New York Tim...

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Uganda Suspends Sales of Antiretroviral Drugs at Pharmacies Over Reports of Counterfeit Drug Sales

Uganda's director general of health services has directed the country's National Drug Authority to suspend antiretroviral drugs sales on the open market following reports that some doctors have been selling counterfeit drugs to patients, Xinhua News ...

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U.S. Researcher Starts Treatment Fund in Uganda: Interview With David Bangsberg, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. David Bangsberg studies HIV treatment access, adherence, and outcomes in San Francisco, among persons in resource-poor settings who are homeless or at risk for mental illness or illegal drug use. His group was invited to Uganda to study treatment...

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Uganda's HIV Prevalence Stabilizing, Report Finds

HIV prevalence in Uganda has leveled off after more than a decade of decline, according to data released by the country's Ministry of Health, Uganda's Sunday Vision reports (Wendo, Sunday Vision, 3/21). According to the HIV/AIDS Surveillence Report, ...

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Group Therapy Can Help Treat Depression Among HIV/AIDS Patients, Uganda Study Says

People living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda who also have major depression have benefited from group therapy sessions, according to a study conducted by counselors from World Vision and researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University, the...

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Condom Use for Preventing HIV Infection/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Multilevel Analysis of Uganda and Tanzania

Unprotected sex remains the primary mode of HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the current study. The authors examined the influence of community-level factors, including health care programs and services, on condom use to prevent H...