Post-exposure prophylaxis PEP is an emergency drug given to people who may have been exposed to the HIV virus. The Ministry of Health approved the use of PEP, sold under the brand name Truvada, in 2016. The drug is taken over a period of one month.
Wandwasi says that more than 20 percent of children living in urban centres in the district are currently involved in commercial sex. The vice is common in the trading centres of Busiu, Bugema, Munkaaga, Nkoma, and Nakaloke, located along the highway often used by long-distance truck drivers.
The prevalence of human Immune deficiency Virus (HIV) in Kitgum district has registered a small decline according to latest data released this week. The data uses the indicator of expectant mothers tested during antenatal visits in the financial year 2013/2014 in the different health facilities in the district. It shows a decline from 9.5 percent in 2012/2013 to 7.0 percent in 2013/2014.
Over 10,000 HIV positive breastfeeding mothers in northern Uganda have been enrolled on Standard antiretroviral therapy (ART) for life, according to the Northern Uganda Health Integration to Enhance Services (NU-HITES).
Dr. Dennis Ochula Omoya, the in charge Padibe Health Sub district says the practice is very common in Lamwo district, which he says affects their efforts to reduce the spread of the disease due to unfaithfulness among the farming communities.
In Kibaale, among 10,175 people who tested between the months of October and December last year, 651 males were found positive, putting their prevalence rate at 6.5% while 529 females or 5.2% were found positive.
Some of the fishermen at Kasensero and Kijanebarora landing sites say they walk 20km to go and get drugs from Kakuuto health centre III and Rakai hospital respectively because there are fewer health workers to attend to them.
One of the posters features a portrait of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura asking what you have done as a Police Leader in response to HIV/Aids prevention and impact mitigation. Make HIV/Aids response command driven in the Uganda Police Force.