Category: HIV and AIDS

Globally, an estimated 33.3 million people live with HIV. For every three people who get treatment five more get infected.

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Rural Ugandan health centre still lacking CD4 machine

Kumi Health Centre IV in eastern Uganda is still short of a CD4 machine, a critical machine that allows clinicians to know when to start people living ...

Motorcycles to help prevent mother to child transmission

People living with HIV groups implementing a preventing mother to child transmission project in Luwero, Uganda have been given motorcycles to better r ...

The fear of testing for HIV still exists: Part II

Following efforts to convince my friend to have an HIV test she committed to taking one. Fortunately she was found to be HIV negative. To her, testing ...

HIV prevalence shoots up in Amuria, eastern Uganda

Amuria district in eastern Uganda marked World AIDS Day on Saturday (1 December) with the revelation by health experts that the HIV prevalence in the ...

Couples should test for HIV, head of Uganda AIDS Commission warns

The director general of the Uganda AIDS Commission Dr. Kihumuro Apuli has asked that every couple intending to get into a committed relationship shoul ...

Ugandan Aids Support Organisation to target clients of sex workers

Uganda: The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) says it has plans to mobilise men and especially boda cyclists and riders on prevention strategies agains ...

Uganda: New approaches to preventing mother to child transmission must be explored

As the fight against HIV intensifies, stakeholders should devise ways of preventing mother to child transmission of HIV, an HIV counsellor has said. ...

70% of HIV+ children who need treatment still going without

Only 28% of children who need antiretroviral treatment can obtain it, an HIV specialist at the World Health Organisation has said. ...

Married couples warned againt mulitplie sexual partners

A survey recently done by Uganda AIDS Commission indicates close to 90% of new infections in adults occur in those who engage in multiple sexual relat ...

Uganda: Soroti district unveils plans for World Aids Day

Safe male circumcision, cervical cancer screening and candle lighting in memory of those who have died and those who are newly infected are to feature ...
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