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HIV: Towards zero

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Discordance: The wrecker of marriages

JOHN Ssali and Grace Namata have been living together as man and wife for the last 12 years. When I met them in Nakawa, they both looked jovial; playfully...

Can she be on ARV,anti-TB drugs at the same...

Normally when people who are HIV positive are found to have TB, whether it is in the lungs or any other organ, they are advised to start taking ARVs regardless...

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The changing faces of HIV

I first came face to face with HIV/AIDS in the late 80s. My aunt was brought home, very sickly and looking like a skeleton. She had wounds all over her...

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How HIV took Uganda by storm

At one point Museveni and the word AIDS were one and the same, as he preached against the disease where he went. To commemorate this year’s World AIDS...

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Is abstinence such a hard thing to do?

Abstinence is the most effective way of fighting HIV/AIDS and unwanted pregnancies. However, many young people are finding it exceedingly difficult to...

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Batooro lead in HIV prevalence

Of all the ethnic groups in Uganda, the Batooro have the highest HIV prevalence rate. According to the latest Uganda AIDS indicator survey, 13% of the...

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The first Ugandan to die of AIDS

If there is a family in Uganda that has been shattered by AIDS, it is that of the late Gideon Kivumbi, a resident of Kebe sub-county in Rakai district....

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Defilement drove me to sex addiction and...

I am HIV-positive!” 26-year old Barbara Kemigisa tells whoever cares to listen. Kemigisa lived with her mother from birth, but when she was three years...

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Men are still a stumbling block in the HIV...

ON the muddy veranda of her house, Nalongo peels Irish potatoes. She looks at the small balls with a pensive face, seemingly wondering where things might...

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Our HIV status inspired us to work harder...

Twenty-two years ago, Rogers Makumbi and his wife discovered that they were HIV-positive. The couple was so devastated by the news and lacked the courage...

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