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UGANDA: Funding shortfall to affect health programmes
7 November 2006 (PlusNews ), Health programmes in Uganda could be disrupted following a decision by the Global Fund to exclude the country from its list of beneficiaries, a senior government official said on Tuesday
UGANDA: Marching for abstinence
3 November 2006 (PlusNews ), Thousands of Ugandans marched through Kampala recently to promote the message that 'Abstinence Pride' is central to the fight against HIV/AIDS.
UGANDA: Men in the north slow to respond to AIDS message
27 October 2006 (PlusNews ), Awareness of the AIDS pandemic is generally high in northern Uganda, but the message has not hit home with some men, who are still too afraid of the stigma against the disease to seek treatment.
UGANDA: Broadcasting a message to remote northern communities
11 October 2006 (PlusNews ), Trained AIDS counsellors are few and far between in war-damaged northern Uganda, so relief agencies are turning to a local radio station to broadcast messages on prevention, treatment and care.
UGANDA: US donates $15 million for religious-based HIV/AIDS programmes
15 September 2006 (PlusNews ), The United States this week donated US$15 million to a religious body for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programmes in Uganda.
UGANDA: Outrage as ARVs expire in government stores
14 September 2006 (PlusNews ), Ugandan HIV/AIDS activists are outraged after antiretroviral (ARV) drugs worth an estimated US$500,000 recently expired in government stores while people have been dying of AIDS-linked illnesses.
UGANDA: HIV/AIDS comes to the big screen
11 September 2006 (PlusNews ), Movies in Uganda are usually imported from Hollywood, India's 'Bollywood' or Nigeria's 'Nollywood', but a new film sets out to develop the local industry and tackle one of the biggest stories - the AIDS pandemic.
UGANDA: Majority of Lira workers don't use condoms - report
31 August 2006 (PlusNews ), An estimated 70 percent of workers in the informal sector in the town of Lira, northern Uganda, do not use condoms as protection against HIV/AIDS, according to a new survey by the Platform for Labour Action (PLA), a civil society labour rights organisation.
UGANDA: NGO to give female prisoners HIV/AIDS education
30 August 2006 (PlusNews ), Sisters United Uganda, a community-based nongovernmental organisation, has launched a fundraising campaign to improve conditions for female inmates in the country's largest jail.
UGANDA: Poor working conditions slow ARV rollout in war-ruined north
28 August 2006 (PlusNews ), Health workers in northern Ugandan have warned that treatment of HIV-positive people will be jeopardised unless working conditions for medical staff improve.
UGANDA: HIV rates still high in northern camps
25 August 2006 (PlusNews ), Health officials have expressed concern about high levels of HIV among people displaced by war in the northern Ugandan district of Lira, where tests in some camps have revealed infection rates of up to 30 percent.
UGANDA: Foreign envoys demand action against Global Fund culprits
23 August 2006 (PlusNews ), European envoys in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, have asked the government to take "expeditious" action against individuals, including senior politicians, accused of mismanaging HIV/AIDS grants.
UGANDA: Home-based HIV counselling and testing in camps for internally displaced
21 August 2006 (PlusNews ), The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Northern Uganda has begun operating home-based HIV counselling and testing in ten camps for internally displaced persons in the Kitgum region.
UGANDA: Funding shortages threatening HIV programmes
17 August 2006 (PlusNews ), Public health programmes in Uganda are seriously short of money, putting the lives of tens of thousands of HIV-positive people at risk, says a new report.
UGANDA: Increased condom urged for HIV prevention
8 August 2006 (PlusNews ), Ugandan Vice-President Gilbert Bukenya is lobbying for condoms to form a bigger part of HIV prevention efforts, the local New Vision newspaper reported.
UGANDA: FGM among the Pokot heightens HIV risk
25 July 2006 (PlusNews ), The traditional practice of cutting a girl's genitalia still marks the transition to womanhood among the Pokot in the northeastern Ugandan region of Karamoja, despite growing fears that the ritual is fuelling the spread of HIV/AIDS.
UGANDA: HIV takes root in remote, unprepared Karamoja
10 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Ten years ago, HIV/AIDS was unknown in the isolated semi-nomadic Karamajong communities of northeastern Uganda's volatile Karamoja region.
UGANDA: Kabale men pressured on VCT
6 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Uganda's Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) is urging men in Kabale district to use the voluntary counselling testing (VCT) services to determine their HIV status.
UGANDA: Another Global Fund blacklisting possible
5 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Uganda may again lose its support from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, just months after having had a suspension lifted, the local Monitor newspaper reported.
UGANDA: Govt gets strict on wilful infection
5 July 2006 (PlusNews ), The Ugandan parliament could soon deliberate on proposed legislation calling for the death penalty for HIV-positive people who wilfully infect minors.

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