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12:17
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HIV Among Key Population Worries AIDS Commission 2

It is estimated that key populations in Uganda total approximately 310,000 individuals; of whom: 130,000 are female sex workers.
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UNAIDS Says AIDS Can Be Ended by 2030 HIV/AIDS 2 1 Top story

That path according to UNAIDS Executives Director, Winnie Byanyima will also help prepare for and tackle future pandemics ,
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Domestic Violence Continues to Threaten Fight Against HIV–UAC HIV/AIDS 1 4

Hope Murungi, the Coordinator of Private Sector and Civil Society at Uganda AIDS Commission explains that the statistic puts the district in a red zone since domestic violence has been listed among the key drivers of HIV infections. Studies have also shown that in families where there is domestic violence, some partners deliberately infect others with HIV.
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Masaka Leaders Tasked to Bring Down Stagnant HIV Prevalence Rates 4

The 2020 HIV prevalence map by the Ministry of Health and Uganda AIDS Commission, places Masaka in the red-line of the top five districts with the highest threat of HIV incidence across the country.
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HIV/Aids Persistence Worries in Kalangala, Mbarara as Rest of Uganda Improves 1 5

Despite the increase of HIV and AIDs prevalence in Mbarara City and Kalangala district Uganda has registered a tremendous improvement in the fight against the HIV and AIDS epidemic leading to a reduction in the number of new HIV infections.
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COVID -19: Activists Protest Police Raids on Sexual Workers 5

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Macklean Kyomya, the Executive Director at Alliance of Women Advocating for Change (AWAC), an organization that advocates for rights of key populations, said that they have recorded complaints of officers breaking into hotel rooms and arresting sex workers while threatening them to pay bribes.
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Male Sex Workers Hesitant To Test for HIV, Syphilis - Study Ministry Of Health 3

According to Richard Muhindo, the Principal investigator on the study in which researchers assessed 240 female and 100 male sex workers from Kampala and Mbarara, even as these males are not seeking testing services they are also not using condoms in their encounters. He says the respondents were asked about their last sexual encounter and test for syphilis and HIV and they found whereas 85% of women acknowledged using condoms at the last sexual encounter, only 34% of males used protection.
16:08
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99% Using New HIV Drug Without Knowing What They are Taking HIV AIDS 3

David Kabanda, a social Rights Lawyer who was among the team that was consulted by local NGO UGANET to conduct the study says the majority of the respondents referred to the new drug as ‘ ‘dolotiya’ to mean dolutegravir but when they were asked why they were shifted, 99% said they don’t know why they had to change their regimens. When they asked health workers, 82% of them didn’t know that patients needed to know other than just receiving the medicine.
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Uganda AIDS Commission Seeks UGX16b to Counter New HIV Infections Parliament 1 1

The Uganda AIDS Commission has appealed to Parliament to allocate extra 16 billion shillings to HIV prevention, seeing the rise in new HIV infections is worrying.
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Minister Decries Endless Litigation as New NDA Board Takes Oath Jane Ruth Aceng 2 4 Top story

As his board of 20 members, which is also the biggest among government agencies, Health Minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, said considering the challenges of endless litigation and intrigue within the entity, she has appointed a lawyer to the board to guide them on the challenges that keep arising.
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Non-Scientists Asked to Prepare Abstracts Ahead of Aids Conference in Uganda Uganda Cares 1 4

Earlier this month, as the 2019 conference edition closed in Kigali Rwanda, Uganda was announced next host of the continental meeting after we beat Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia and Zambia to win the bid to host the up to 10,000 delegates that are a mix of academics, scientists, diplomats, political leaders and civil society activists.
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People Still Ignorant About HIV- Rtd. Maj. Ruranga UGANET 3

Rtd. Maj. Rubaramira Ruranga who has been living with the virus for over 30 years and is a board member at Uganda AIDS Commission told journalists at a press conference this morning that the negativity with which MC KATs revelations came with shows that people are largely still ignorant about HIV after three decades of creating awareness about the disease.
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Stunted HIV Prevalence Rate Worries Health Experts Ministry of Health 3 1

According to experts, Uganda seems to be stuck at a HIV prevalence rate of 6.2 percent that has remained stagnant for the past four years.
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Girls Not Demanding for Post Exposure Prophylaxis-UAC 3

Dr. Daniel Byamukama who heads the HIV Prevention division at the Commission says their recent data shows that 45% of girls have been sexually assaulted by the time they make 18 years and that some of these end up getting infected.
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Kigezi Clergy, HIV Activists Disagree on Promoting Condom Use Adventist Church 10 1 Top story

Job Namanya, a lecturer at Bishop Barham University College in Kabale district, says promotion of condom use should be considered as a major way of controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS because the other methods have failed to yield results.nt of God in the bible Exodus 20:14 which states that "Thou shalt not commit adultery".
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Number of People Testing for HIV Drops-Aids Commission Ministry of Health 3 1 Top story

Records from UAC show that 10.7 million people tested in the 2016/2017 financial year, 8.8 million in the 2017/2018 financial year and 7.2 million in the 2018/2019 financial year.
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Uganda Aids Commission Rallies Religious Leaders in HIV Fight 4 1

Uganda Aids Commission South Western Regional Coordinator Michael Matsiko says they are seeking to tap into the influence that religious leaders wield, to amplify HIV responses in communities.
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Implementation of Aids Trust Fund to Start Next Finanicial Year 2 1

URA is supposed to collect a tax of 2 percent off beverages like soda, water and beer. The money taxed will be deposited on an account which will finance the country’s fight against HIV.
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