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EAST AFRICA: CEOs lead by example, take public HIV tests
18 November 2010 (PlusNews ), At least 40 East African chief executive officers (CEOs) recently took public HIV tests, a move designed to show their commitment to fighting HIV in the workplace in an increasingly integrated region.
UGANDA: Deadly consequences of inadequate HIV counselling
28 October 2010 (PlusNews ), Carol Apiyo* is struggling to cope with bitterness and anger towards her husband, whom she blames for infecting her with HIV; a few months ago, she tried to kill him by poisoning his food.
HIV/AIDS: Global Fund looks to private sector to fill funding gap
14 October 2010 (PlusNews ), With its coffers running at least US$1 billion short, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is looking to the private sector to fill the funding gap.
HEALTH: New global plan aims to wipe out TB
14 October 2010 (PlusNews ), A new roadmap for curbing the global epidemic of tuberculosis aims to save five million lives between 2011 and 2015 and eliminate TB as a public health problem by 2050 but comes with a price tag of US$47 billion, nearly half of which must still be found.
UGANDA: HIV-positive teens choose religion over ARVs
7 October 2010 (PlusNews ), Ugandan health workers are concerned by the growing number of HIV-positive teens who are abandoning their HIV treatment after turning to bogus religious leaders.
UGANDA: US helps bridge gap in ARV supply
13 September 2010 (PlusNews ), The US government has boosted its assistance to Uganda's AIDS programme with an emergency supply of antiretroviral drugs worth more than US$5.5 million to begin to put an estimated 72,000 HIV-infected people on the treatment over the next two years.
UGANDA: New strains of HIV spreading in fishing communities*
31 August 2010 (PlusNews ), A study of HIV-positive people in fishing communities on the shores of Lake Victoria in central Uganda has found that more than a quarter have "recombinant" viruses that might threaten both treatment and prevention efforts.
UGANDA: Optimism as PEPFAR increases funding*
25 August 2010 (PlusNews ), More Ugandan HIV patients are set to receive life-prolonging medication after the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) responded to appeals from healthcare providers overwhelmed by patients by committing to increase its support of the country's treatment programme.
UGANDA: Sex workers demand "rights, not rescue"
8 July 2010 (PlusNews ), When Macklean Kyomya came to the Ugandan capital, Kampala, at 19, she found work as a lap-dancer in a nightclub and was soon accepting money from clients in exchange for sex.
EAST AFRICA: Community HIV drug distribution improves adherence
7 July 2010 (PlusNews ), Local East African programmes are discovering the benefits of bringing HIV services closer to rural communities, with mobile drug distribution improving HIV-positive patients' adherence to antiretroviral treatment.
UGANDA: Challenging culture in HIV campaigns
30 June 2010 (PlusNews ), Over a glass of wine in a bar in Kampala, the Ugandan capital, two young women have a heated discussion about Tim*, who is married to their friend Becky*; Tim's "side-dish", or mistress, is pregnant and the two women disagree over whether Becky should leave him or not.
UGANDA: Finally ready for male circumcision
29 June 2010 (PlusNews ), The Ugandan government will begin a nationwide male circumcision programme in July as part of its HIV prevention strategy, a senior government official has said.
UGANDA: Public irritated by yet another condom shortage
29 June 2010 (PlusNews ), At the Kampala headquarters of an NGO that looks after sex workers, staff members make calls to the government, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and various NGOs in search of much-needed free condoms.
AFRICA: Mother knows best
15 June 2010 (PlusNews ), One after the other, the women entered the doctor’s office full of hope and expectation and left with a sense of doom: their pregnancies were confirmed but so was their HIV status – positive. To them it sounded like a death sentence, for themselves and their unborn babies.
EAST AFRICA: Pregnancy and HIV vaccine trials
14 June 2010 (PlusNews ), Unintended pregnancies during East African clinical trials of an HIV vaccine are proving problematic. "One or two women dropping out of a study of 40 people makes a big difference to the data," said Prof Omu Anzala, programme director of the Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative.
UGANDA: When do we tell children they are HIV positive?
3 June 2010 (PlusNews ), A Ugandan draft policy recommending that HIV-positive children be informed of their status by the age of 10 has drawn mixed reactions from health workers.
UGANDA: Minister's turnaround on HIV bill raises concern
11 May 2010 (PlusNews ), Ugandan AIDS activists have expressed concern over a decision by the Ministry of Health to back an HIV/AIDS bill that would criminalize the deliberate transmission of HIV.
EAST AFRICA: One region, one HIV law
31 March 2010 (PlusNews ), As the East African Community (EAC) becomes more integrated, countries in the region are developing a common HIV Prevention and Management Bill that will establish minimum standards for HIV services in the five states - Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
EAST AFRICA: The military as "agents for change"
30 March 2010 (PlusNews ), East African armies should be used as a resource to fight HIV/AIDS in the general population, a workshop on HIV/AIDS in the peace and security sectors heard in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.
DRC-UGANDA: Florence Karungi*, "I would probably let myself die, but I have to do this for my children"
30 March 2010 (PlusNews ), Florence Karungi, 30, fled rebel violence near her home in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2006 and has lived with her three children at Kyaka II Refugee Camp in southwestern Uganda ever since. When she became pregnant in 2009, she found out she was HIV-positive. Her husband abandoned her and the children upon learning of her status. She spoke to IRIN about her experience:

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