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UGANDA: Condom suspension angers women's AIDS group
16 October 2003 (PlusNews ), A women's AIDS group in Uganda has attacked the government over its move to suspend promotion of the female condom.
UGANDA: Circumcision ban to prevent HIV infection
14 October 2003 (PlusNews ), A threat by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to ban the traditional circumcision of boys so as to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS has drawn strong reaction from the country's traditional healers.
UGANDA: Drug price cuts yet to reach PWAs
16 September 2003 (PlusNews ), People living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda are yet to benefit from drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline's recent announcement of price cuts of up to 40 percent for anti-AIDS drugs in the developing world.
UGANDA: AIDS families get agricultural assistance
11 September 2003 (PlusNews ), Some 9,000 families affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda's West Nile region are currently receiving relief aid from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
UGANDA: Abolish taxes on imported AIDS goods - NGO
5 September 2003 (PlusNews ), A Ugandan AIDS NGO has called for taxes on items imported or donated for tackling the country's HIV/AIDS crisis to be abolished.
UGANDA: Loan assistance urged for HIV-positive women
3 September 2003 (PlusNews ), Ugandan AIDS NGOs have been urged to act as referral centres to help HIV-positive women living in rural areas obtain small loans.
UGANDA: AIDS campaigners lukewarm over new government policy
21 August 2003 (PlusNews ), The Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development (HEPS) - a loose group of organisations spearheading the campaign for free access to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment in Uganda – has said it has grave doubts about a new Ugandan government draft policy on ARVs.
UGANDA: Concern over policy for AIDS drugs
21 August 2003 (PlusNews ), Uganda's Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development (HEPS) on Thursday expressed concern over the government's new draft policy on HIV/AIDS drugs.
UGANDA: Government condemned for female HIV infection
14 August 2003 (PlusNews ), Human rights activists on Wednesday urged Uganda to enact laws punishing domestic violence, which it said put women at an increased risk of contracting HIV/AIDS
UGANDA: Gov't urged to tighten laws on domestic violence
14 August 2003 (PlusNews ), The international organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) met Ugandan ministers on Thursday in an effort to urge the government to tighten up its laws on sexual violence against women.
UGANDA: Africa's new leader in AIDS drug supply
5 August 2003 (PlusNews ), Uganda could have the highest number of people accessing HIV/AIDS drugs in Africa by 2004, the UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, Stephen Lewis, has said.
UGANDA: Mandela's wife urges shared AIDS lessons
30 July 2003 (PlusNews ), Graca Machel, wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, has urged Uganda to share the lessons learned from its fight against HIV/AIDS with the rest of Africa, Agence France Presse (AFP) reported on Tuesday.
UGANDA: USAID targets Uganda's HIV-positive women
29 July 2003 (PlusNews ), HIV-positive pregnant women in Uganda are set to benefit from a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) grant, local newspaper The Monitor reported on Monday.
UGANDA: Activists push for increased access to HIV/AIDS drugs
10 July 2003 (PlusNews ), Activists in Uganda are campaigning for increased access to life-saving HIV/AIDS drugs, ahead of US President George W. Bush's visit to the country.
UGANDA: Recommendation targets HIV-positive teachers
24 June 2003 (PlusNews ), Uganda's Education Service Commission has proposed that teachers living with HIV/AIDS be dismissed, local newspaper The Monitor reported on Monday.
UGANDA: Ugandan president in US on AIDS and terrorism
10 June 2003 (PlusNews ), Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni is to be honoured by the US for his efforts in tackling HIV/AIDS, local newspaper The Monitor reported on Tuesday.
UGANDA: Poor turnout for HIV/AIDS vaccine trials
9 April 2003 (PlusNews ), The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) on Wednesday said it was optimistic despite the poor turnout of volunteers for phase one of the HIV/AIDS vaccine trials.
UGANDA: More youth AIDS education programmes needed
8 April 2003 (PlusNews ), The AIDS Support Organisation in Uganda (TASO) on Tuesday said the lack of youth education programmes had left adolescents at greater risk of infection.
UGANDA: Appeal for volunteers for HIV/AIDS vaccine trials
8 April 2003 (PlusNews ), Researchers at the Entebbe-based Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) are appealing to volunteers to come forward for HIV/AIDS vaccine trials.
UGANDA: AIDS programme must still raise funds
2 April 2003 (PlusNews ), Uganda's AIDS Control Programme (UACP) on Wednesday said over US $578,000 was needed to sustain the country's existing HIV/AIDS programmes.

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