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UGANDA: WFP feeds thousands of HIV-positive
30 September 2004 (PlusNews ), The World Food Programme (WFP) is feeding more than 18,650 HIV-positive people in Uganda, a local NGO, The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO), has announced.
UGANDA: HIV/AIDS success threatened by war - report
28 September 2004 (PlusNews ), HIV/AIDS rates in northern Uganda are higher than the rest of the country due to ongoing civil war, says a new report by the international aid agency, World Vision.
UGANDA: PMTCT programme in trouble
9 September 2004 (PlusNews ), Less than four percent of HIV-positive pregnant women in Uganda use Nevirapine to prevent HIV transmission to their babies, despite the drug being free.
UGANDA: Health expert calls for wider condom access
7 September 2004 (PlusNews ), The persisting prevalence in Uganda of sexually transmitted illnesses, including HIV/AIDS, has been blamed on inadequate access to condoms.
UGANDA: EU promises more AIDS funding
2 September 2004 (PlusNews ), A 12-member European Union (EU) delegation to Uganda has lauded the country's efforts in tackling HIV/AIDS.
UGANDA: Half of prison TB deaths AIDS-related
18 August 2004 (PlusNews ), A study conducted earlier this year by the Uganda Prisons Service has revealed that 40 percent of deaths in prisons are due to Tuberculosis (TB), a local newspaper, New Vision, reported.
UGANDA: Huge pledge for condom promotion
16 August 2004 (PlusNews ), Germany has granted Uganda more than US $4.6 million for the promotion of condoms, behavioural change and for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections like HIV/AIDS.
UGANDA: A new hope for orphans
16 August 2004 (PlusNews ), Paul Esonu, 20, was only seven when he ran away from his abusive parents. "That was the worst time in my life," he said of the seven years he lived on the streets of Kampala and Jinja in Uganda.
UGANDA: Children forgotten in AIDS treatment
10 August 2004 (PlusNews ), Children in Uganda have been marginalised in the provision of HIV/AIDS treatment and many lives may be lost unless urgent efforts are made to address the issue, paediatricians have warned.
UGANDA: Tax incentives on AIDS drugs purchase
5 August 2004 (PlusNews ), African countries can now purchase antiretroviral drugs duty-free from pharmacies in Canada, a senior UN official has announced.
UGANDA: Possible suspension of sale of AIDS drugs
4 August 2004 (PlusNews ), Uganda's National Drug Authority (NDA) has been ordered to suspend the sale of antiretroviral drugs on the open market.
UGANDA: Anti-AIDS website for youth
4 August 2004 (PlusNews ), A programme being implemented in Zambia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania is using the Internet to disseminate HIV/AIDS prevention messages.
UGANDA: Christmas 2005 sees AIDS drugs for all
3 August 2004 (PlusNews ), Uganda will by December 2005 offer free anti-AIDS drugs to all HIV-positive people in need of treatment, the Director General of Health Services, Prof Francis Omaswa has announced.
UGANDA: UN AIDS chief urges more treatment
2 August 2004 (PlusNews ), A senior UN official has urged Uganda to increase its target of placing 60,000 people on anti-AIDS treatment by 2005 to at least 100,000.
UGANDA: No condoms in new attack on AIDS
2 August 2004 (PlusNews ), Uganda will not promote condom use in the new phase of its fight against HIV/AIDS, the Minister of Information, Dr James Nsaba Buturo, has announced.
UGANDA: Envoy laments the burden of conflict, AIDS, orphans in the north
2 August 2004 (PlusNews ), A United Nations envoy has deplored the plight of the people in northern Uganda, whom he said had continued to suffer greatly from the effects of an ongoing insurgency, high HIV/AIDS infection rates and large numbers of orphans.
UGANDA: Life in camps deplorable - UN AIDS boss
30 July 2004 (PlusNews ), A quick solution to northern Uganda's 17-year-old conflict has been urged by the UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, Stephen Lewis.
UGANDA: Condoms above abstinence - UN envoy
29 July 2004 (PlusNews ), Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni at the recent AIDS conference in Bangkok said condoms were not the only answer to AIDS prevention and urged abstinence and faithfulness.
UGANDA: Much-awaited AIDS survey ready to go
27 July 2004 (PlusNews ), Uganda's assistant commissioner for national disease control, Dr Alex Opio, has announced that a long-awaited national HIV sero-behavioural survey will start in three weeks' time.
UGANDA: Low infection rate attracts UN AIDS boss
26 July 2004 (PlusNews ), The UN Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa, Stephen Lewis, is visiting Uganda until 31 July to appraise the country's anti-AIDS progress.

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