Margaret Apio, 47, a resident of Ochero Sub County in Kaberamaido district tested HIV positive about a year ago but to date she is yet to be enrolled a daily antiretroviral ARV treatment. Dr. Godfrey Balengera, Kaberamaido acting District Health Officer, says the likes of Apio are about 518 in the area who are not put on ARV therapy due to shortages of drugs.
A report; Right to health, released ahead of World AIDS Day, shows that access to treatment has risen significantly from a miserable 685,000 people in 2000 to 20.9 million people living with HIV by June 2017.
A 32-year-old woman in Apac district has charged with with aggravated defilement of a 12 year old boy and jailed. The woman Harriet Agoa was presented before the Apac District Grade One Magistrate's Court on Friday.
The new guidelines emphasize simplification and do not differentiate between exposure sources but rather provide recommendations across all exposures. This implies that PEP will be made available for all populations adults, adolescents and children, for all potential types of exposure occupational and non-occupational in all settings for the first time.
Festo Thugitho, the Acting town clerk Nebbi town council says they have started imposing fines on some lodges but if they don't improve they will be left with no option but to withdraw their operational license.
The UNAIDS Country Coordinator Musa Bungudu has said Uganda should not continue waiting for foreign support to fund the HIV/AIDS activities in the country. Currently only 27,000 Ugandans get treatment funded by the government out of the 577,000 HIV/AIDS infected persons.
Up to 2000 people have undergone free safe male circumcision in Bugiri district since the start of the programme earlier this year as a measure aimed at reducing the spread of HIV/Aids amongst sexually active males.
Residents from six sub counties neighboring Nakivale settlement camp in Isingiro district on Thursday boycotted the Word Aids Day function in protest of what they called plans by government to evict them from their land.
HIV/Aids clients in Arua district have petitioned the government and the Non-Governmental Organizations to start using affirmative action in employment of people to implement HIV-related programs in order to fight corruption.
Kasana-Luweero Diocesan bishop has accused the media fraternity for worsening the HIV/Aids scourge in the country. Right Reverend Dr. Paul Ssemwogerere says that the misleading adverts and messages that have dominated the media today are playing a major role in the raising infection rates.