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UGANDA: Paediatric AIDS numbers concern UNICEF
28 November 2005 (PlusNews ), At least 40 children in Uganda are infected with HIV every day, while one child dies of an AIDS-related illness every hour, Martin Mogwanja, the Resident Representative of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.
UGANDA: Condom reluctance despite ABC strategy - study
17 November 2005 (PlusNews ), Sexually active men in central Uganda are not using condoms, despite the government's anti-AIDS model of 'Abstinence, Be faithful and Condom-use' (ABC).
UGANDA: AIDS programme for insurgency victims in north
14 November 2005 (PlusNews ), Some 200,000 youth are to benefit from a new initiative aimed at tackling HIV/AIDS and early pregnancy in conflict-scarred northern Uganda.
UGANDA: Global fund lifts ban on AIDS grants
11 November 2005 (PlusNews ), Uganda on Friday welcomed the release of a grant package worth US $367 million from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which the organisation suspended last August amid allegations of mismanagement.
UGANDA: US funds anti-AIDS kits
8 November 2005 (PlusNews ), The US government will provide care packages to help 200,000 HIV-positive people avoid opportunistic infections and live longer.
UGANDA: Govt AIDS policy missing the point - activist
31 October 2005 (PlusNews ), The prominent Ugandan AIDS activist, Beatrice Were, has said her country's policy on the pandemic is misguided and moralistic.
UGANDA: Global Fund spending a "mistake" - President
31 October 2005 (PlusNews ), Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said it was a mistake for the Global Fund to earmark US $150 million for HIV/AIDS sensitisation instead of the procurement of life-prolonging antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) and malaria research.
UGANDA: HIV rapid test kits pledged
28 October 2005 (PlusNews ), Chembio, a US-based diagnostics firm, pledged on Thursday to donate 10,000 HIV rapid-test kits to the Infectious Disease Institute (IDI) in Uganda.
UGANDA: Religious fanatics an obstacle to AIDS care
24 October 2005 (PlusNews ), The Kamwokya Christian Caring Community (KCCC), a Ugandan faith-based organisation, says local Churches are hampering HIV/AIDS treatment by promoting faith as an alternative to antiretroviral (ARVs) medication.
UGANDA: HIV-positive part of malaria prevention
14 October 2005 (PlusNews ), Uganda is one of three African nations set to benefit from a US $1.3 billion Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI) recently announced by US President George W Bush.
UGANDA: Pfizer helps carry AIDS treatment burden
14 October 2005 (PlusNews ), Uganda's HIV testing boom has resulted in more patients than the country can handle, the head of Pfizer, the world's largest drug company, said on Friday.
UGANDA: US cash for AIDS and terminal illnesses
13 October 2005 (PlusNews ), The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged $3 million towards a three-year programme to assist Ugandans with terminal illnesses.
UGANDA: Pregnancy may heighten HIV/AIDS risk
30 September 2005 (PlusNews ), Pregnant women in the Rakai district of Uganda were found to be twice as likely to become infected with HIV/AIDS than women who were not pregnant, according to a study published in the latest issue of the medical journal, The Lancet.
UGANDA: Police force too weak to fight HIV/AIDS
27 September 2005 (PlusNews ), Police officers in Uganda are particularly vulnerable to HIV/AIDS infection due to frequent job transfers, poor living conditions and risky sexual practices, according to a local newspaper, the Daily Monitor.
UGANDA: Displaced youngsters to benefit from AIDS programme
21 September 2005 (PlusNews ), The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has launched a pilot programme to support displaced children affected by HIV/AIDS in conflict- ravaged northern Uganda.
UGANDA: Inquiry starts into mismanagement of AIDS funds
14 September 2005 (PlusNews ), A six-man commission has opened its inquiry into allegations of mismanagement of Uganda's anti-AIDS programme and will hold public hearings, officials said on Tuesday.
UGANDA: Workplace AIDS strategy launched by UMA
10 September 2005 (PlusNews ), The Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) has launched an HIV/AIDS education programme for employees of its member firms.
UGANDA: AIDS group baying for UN envoy's blood
8 September 2005 (PlusNews ), The director of the Global Centre for Uganda's ABC (Abstinence, Be Faithful and use Condoms) Strategy has urged the UN to dismiss Stephen Lewis, the special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, Canada's reports.
UGANDA: Emergency supply of condoms underway
7 September 2005 (PlusNews ), Uganda says it is to rollout millions of condoms, following a sharp rise in national demand for the prophylactics.
UGANDA: Media challenged on accurate AIDS reporting
6 September 2005 (PlusNews ), The Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) has urged local media to report accurately and comprehensibly on the disease.

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