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UGANDA: "Side dishes" campaign gets people talking
24 March 2010 (PlusNews ), A national campaign to encourage sexual fidelity in Uganda has achieved something few recent campaigns have ever done - got the country talking.
AFRICA: Tracking the male circumcision rollout
2 March 2010 (PlusNews ), Medical male circumcision is now widely recognized as an important HIV prevention tool, and several African countries have included it in their national HIV strategies.
UGANDA: Online protest keeps spotlight on anti-gay bill
2 March 2010 (PlusNews ), More than 450,000 people have signed an online petition urging Uganda's parliament to drop a bill that would impose the death sentence for the crime of "aggravated homosexuality" - when an HIV-positive person has sex with anyone who is disabled or under the age of 18.
AFRICA: Crackdowns on gays make the closet safer
19 January 2010 (PlusNews ), More than two-thirds of African countries have laws criminalizing homosexual acts, and despite accounting for a significant percentage of new infections in many countries, men who have sex with men tend to be left out of the HIV response.
UGANDA: Museveni distances himself from "cruel" anti-gay bill
14 January 2010 (PlusNews ), Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has indicated he will not back a bill that would impose the death sentence for the crime of "aggravated homosexuality" - when an HIV-positive person has sex with anyone who is disabled or under the age of 18.
UGANDA: "Less noisy" female condom proves a hit
22 December 2009 (PlusNews ), Ten months after being re-launched, a new brand of female condom has proven popular among a test group of Ugandan women, according to a study.
UGANDA: Men reluctant to join in home-testing drive
15 December 2009 (PlusNews ), A home counselling and testing exercise in the northern Ugandan district of Apac has had a promising start, with more than 3,000 people being tested for HIV in the first month, health workers say.
UGANDA: International pressure mounts against "harmful" HIV bill
3 December 2009 (PlusNews ), The UN Special Envoy on AIDS in Africa, Elizabeth Mataka, has added her voice to growing criticism of a Ugandan bill that would criminalize the deliberate transmission of HIV.
UGANDA: Government boost for PMTCT, paediatric services
1 December 2009 (PlusNews ), In a bid to reduce the rate of HIV transmission from mother to child, Uganda will now give all pregnant women highly active antiretroviral therapy.
UGANDA: It takes money to get universal access to treatment
1 December 2009 (PlusNews ), As donors tighten their belts in the global recession, health experts in Uganda worry that the national antiretroviral (ARV) programme, which is almost entirely dependent on foreign aid, will be unable to keep providing the life-prolonging drugs.
UGANDA: HIV-positive women need family planning services, study shows
20 November 2009 (PlusNews ), HIV-positive women in western Uganda want fewer children than women not living with the virus, but often do not have access to family planning services, a new study reveals.
UGANDA: AIDS Commission takes new direction in prevention
16 November 2009 (PlusNews ), The Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) is revamping its national HIV information campaign after HIV prevention messages were less successful than hoped.
AFRICA: Electronic records can streamline health care
27 October 2009 (PlusNews ), Replacing manual data with electronic health records would significantly improve the quality of care and enable African HIV treatment programmes to be scaled up more efficiently, say the authors of a new article on the subject.
UGANDA: AIDS activists protest anti-gay bill
16 October 2009 (PlusNews ), A draft bill before the Ugandan parliament that seeks to impose stricter sanctions on homosexuality would drive men who have sex with men further underground, making it even more difficult for them to access HIV services, according to AIDS activists.
UGANDA: Camp closures worry HIV-positive IDPs
14 October 2009 (PlusNews ), The imminent closure of internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in northern Uganda is causing concern among HIV-positive residents, who fear they may not have access to vital health services when they return to their villages.
UGANDA: MPs pressure government for more AIDS funding
29 September 2009 (PlusNews ), The Ugandan parliament’s house committee on HIV/AIDS and related matters has appealed to the government to increase its funding for HIV, especially as infection rates remain high and the country continues to experience frequent shortages of anti-retroviral medicines.
UGANDA: Rude doctors = deprived patients
25 September 2009 (PlusNews ), Ugandan health workers' ill-treatment of HIV-positive people could adversely affect the access of these patients to treatment, a new study by local NGO Uganda Network for Law Ethics and HIV/AIDS (UGANET) has revealed.
UGANDA: Condom message still not hitting home
15 September 2009 (PlusNews ), Condoms have been part of Uganda's HIV prevention strategy since the 1980s, but a new study shows that only a quarter of sexually active Ugandans consistently use them.
UGANDA: HIV-positive people learn the value of leaving a will
14 September 2009 (PlusNews ), Discussing the prospect of death is taboo in many African cultures, but a new Ugandan programme is encouraging people living with HIV to secure their families' futures by leaving wills.
AFRICA: Condoms - the hole truth
10 September 2009 (PlusNews ), Having a condom split during sex is not much fun, but the idea that millions of condoms may be faulty before they are opened is the stuff nightmares are made of.

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