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UGANDA: Raw deal for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS
5 May 2006 (PlusNews ), "I found out I am HIV positive last year, but I don't want the other children here to know because they may leave me out," said 17-year-old Alfred [not his real name] as he looked out over the lush green hills of Mpigi District, 20km southwest of the Ugandan capital, Kampala.
UGANDA: Iranian anti-AIDS drug banned
25 April 2006 (PlusNews ), Ugandan authorities have banned the use of a popular anti-AIDS and tuberculosis herb remedy known as "Khomeini", after tests found it provided no cure.
UGANDA: Integrating traditional medicine in the fight against HIV/AIDS
24 April 2006 (PlusNews ), Musawo Musa Takomalirawo, a traditional Ugandan healer, never had any formal schooling, but for the past 40 years he has treated patients for malaria, chronic diarrhoea and nightmares.
UGANDA: TB and HIV treatment for IDPs
20 April 2006 (PlusNews ), The international medical NGO, Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), is to provide free antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Uganda's Lira district.
UGANDA: Access to HIV/AIDS services improving in war-torn north
14 April 2006 (PlusNews ), Over 90 percent of the displaced population in the northern Ugandan district of Pader live in overcrowded camps, relying on handouts from relief agencies for their survival, where the problem of HIV/AIDS can't always be given priority.
UGANDA: Alicia Keys in visit to support HIV/AIDS centre
10 April 2006 (PlusNews ), Grammy-award winning singer Alicia Keys is in Uganda on a four-day trip to support anti-HIV/AIDS efforts.
UGANDA: New policy keeps HIV-positive people out of armed forces
5 April 2006 (PlusNews ), The Ugandan army will no longer recruit HIV-positive people, the spokesman for the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF), Maj Felix Kuraije, said on Monday.
UGANDA: Abstinence - the safest or most dangerous HIV strategy?
4 April 2006 (PlusNews ), Pumping his fists in the air, Pastor Martin Ssempa strides up and down the stage at one end of a swimming pool at Uganda's Makerere University, where thousands of students listen excitedly to the evangelist's simple message: HIV/AIDS kills - If you want to guarantee yourself 100 percent protection, abstain.
UGANDA: Global Fund probe reveals massive graft
3 April 2006 (PlusNews ), An ongoing probe into the misuse of money from the Global Fund on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Uganda has unearthed a "pile of filth" in the running of affairs in the East African country, according to James Ogoola, head of the commission of inquiry.
UGANDA: HIV-positive women stigmatised by major hospital - report
31 March 2006 (PlusNews ), HIV-positive pregnant women are experiencing discrimination and abuse at Mulago Hospital, Uganda's largest referral facility, according to a report published by a local human rights NGO, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI).
UGANDA: Government launches AIDS vaccine research guidelines
31 March 2006 (PlusNews ), Uganda has launched guidelines for AIDS vaccine research to provide overall direction regarding scientific, legal, ethical and policy issues in HIV/AIDS vaccine research.
UGANDA: Misuse of funds revealed as global fund inquiry quizzes ministers
24 March 2006 (PlusNews ), A commission of inquiry grilled Uganda's health ministers this week over a corruption scandal that NGOs say prevented donor money from reaching the severely sick.
UGANDA: New AIDS project for war-torn north
22 March 2006 (PlusNews ), The international relief organisation, World Vision, is using US $1.2 million donated by the Netherlands to tackle HIV/AIDS in northern Uganda's war-torn Gulu district.
UGANDA: Stuck in the closet: gays left out of HIV/AIDS strategy
17 March 2006 (PlusNews ), In a dimly lit karaoke bar in a suburb of Kampala, the capital, Crystal Namanya belts out Madonna's "Get into the Groove", following the words as they run across a television screen. Her rendition is a crowd pleaser, attracting applause and shouts of "you go, girl!" from her fellow revellers.
UGANDA: Phase II HIV vaccine trials started
9 February 2006 (PlusNews ), Uganda and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) have launched a new phase of HIV vaccine trials.
UGANDA: Busia women slow on VCT take-up
9 February 2006 (PlusNews ), Expectant mothers are failing to make use of HIV voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) in eastern Uganda's Busia district, according to officials there.
UGANDA: Adults leading with HIV infection numbers - survey
1 February 2006 (PlusNews ), HIV/AIDS infection rates have shifted from Uganda's youth to older people, the latest population-based national sero survey has revealed.
UGANDA: Sweden tackle AIDS and development
12 January 2006 (PlusNews ), Ugandans living around Lake Victoria are to benefit from a Swedish funded initiative aimed at addressing the issue of HIV/AIDS and development.
UGANDA: Greater AIDS effort urged by US official
9 January 2006 (PlusNews ), US Congressman Chris Smith has called for greater commitment to the global fight against HIV/AIDS, Uganda's Daily Monitor newspaper reported.
UGANDA: AIDS rate stagnates, but more work needed - Govt
16 December 2005 (PlusNews ), Uganda's HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has stagnated at about 6.5 percent over the last three years, up from the usual 6 percent, according to the country's AIDS Indicator Survey for this year.

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