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Uganda hosts scientific conference on HIV, TB

By Taddeo Bwambale

Added 5th July 2017 12:29 PM

The researchers will discuss questions of access and diagnosis, as well as treatment failure.

MEDICAL RESEARCH

Health researchers from across the world meet in Uganda on Wednesday for the 2017 Epicentre Scientific Day to share findings on HIV and Tuberculosis control in Africa.

The conference, to be held at Serena International Conference centre in Kampala will examine the progress on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV and Tuberculosis, especially among adolescents.

The researchers will discuss questions of access and diagnosis, as well as treatment failure in very specific patients, children and adolescents.

The researchers will also discuss antibiotic resistance, infection prevention and control measures that can help lead to a decrease in disease progression.

Preliminary findings indicate that more than 15 years after the introduction of antiretrovirals (ARVs) to African programs for managing patients who are seropositive for HIV, many challenges remain.

The researchers will examine epidemiology programs in northern Nigeria, Iraq, and Uganda and Greece that are hosting huge numbers of refugees.

The conference is based on studies conducted by Epicentre Uganda, a research centre that conducts studies on public health issues in Uganda and Africa.

(Additional reporting by Joan Murungi)

 

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