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Jared Baeten

What Does the HOPE Study Say About the Future of the Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention?

The results were less favorable than expected, but experts -- and women who participated in the trial -- would like to see this prevention tool approved for use.

Efavirenz Side Effects and Other Drug-Drug Interactions Are Common in Ugandan Cohort Img

Efavirenz Side Effects and Other Drug-Drug Interactions Are Common in Ugandan Cohort

Drug-drug interactions and side effects, associated with currently-used first-line antiretroviral therapy, are under-reported and managed in Uganda.

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This Week in HIV Research: This Is Your Brain on (HIV) Drugs

NeuroAIDS while on efavirenz vs. common NRTIs; HIV and the smoking cessation aid varenicline; PrEP adherence after positive partners start treatment; and Ugandans underreporting their antiretroviral use.

From Pragmatic to Profound, It's All Powerful: Snapshots as AIDS 2014 Begins to Close Img

From Pragmatic to Profound, It's All Powerful: Snapshots as AIDS 2014 Begins to Close

The conference, which opened with loss and determination to persevere -- begins to close, as delegates share the last round of studies, strategies and stories of struggle before returning to the comfort or challenges of home.

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UNAIDS Denounces Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill

News outlets report on the controversy surrounding Uganda's anti-gay law. Although the country faces threats of foreign aid cuts, other African countries, including Gambia, announce their support of similar stances.

U.N. News Centre: Uganda's anti-h...

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IPS Profiles Advocacy Group for Sexual Minorities With HIV in Uganda

Inter Press Service profiles the "Come Out Post-Test Club," which was established earlier this year as "a safe space and advocacy group for trans women sex workers living with HIV" in Kampala, Uganda. "The club's executive secretary, Bad Black, says ...

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Improved Caregiver Training Helps HIV-Infected Children

Researchers have concluded that children born with HIV lived longer and richer lives if their caregivers were trained to enhance their development. Formerly, African children with HIV infection died in a few years. Advances with antiretroviral therap...

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VOA Examines HIV Drug Shortages in Zambia, Uganda

In two separate articles, VOA News reports on drug shortages in Zambia and Uganda. "The Zambian government is putting in place stringent measures aimed at ensuring a sufficient supply of antiretroviral drugs \ARVs] ..., the second time this year tha...

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Mobile Phone-Based Program Designed to Improve Safer Sex Practices Has Opposite Effect in Uganda, Study Shows

"A mobile phone-based health program designed to improve access to sexual health information and boost safe sex in rural central Uganda had the opposite effect, according to the findings of a ... study published in May," IRIN reports, noting the stud...

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Ugandan Parliamentarians Threaten to Hold Up National Budget Unless More Funding Committed to Health Care

In Uganda, where "there are fewer than two health workers for every 1,000 people -- a level the World Health Organization defines as a severe shortage" -- the nation's parliamentary "social services committee, which has initial oversight of the count...