Sharing of barber hair clippers can transmit blood-borne viruses – Report

Sharing of barber hair clippers can transmit blood-borne viruses – Report

According to the research report issued by the south African medical journal (SAMJ), the study confirms that there is significant contamination of barber hair clippers with blood and blood-borne viruses. Hepatitis B was detected with enough DNA copies to pose a risk of transmitting infection, the National Aids Council (Nac) has warned . Clients also […]

Meet Halima Nakato who calls ARVs sweets

Meet Halima Nakato who calls ARVs sweets

Halima Nakato a 28-year-old says “I call my ARV’s sweets because they have given me a second lease at life” . It took Halima Nakato two years to accept a second relationship proposal after her first boyfriend , all this time she had been doing HIV tests to ensure she was safe. But when she […]

Quality Improvement Officer job at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda

Job Title: Quality Improvement Officer The Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda (Baylor- Uganda) headquartered at Mulago hospital, is a comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment organization that supports the treatment and care of HIV infected and affected Children and Adults. Baylor- Uganda has four operational areas; HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention services, maternal child […]

HIV prevention and control Bill passed

HIV prevention and control Bill passed

Health rights activists have asked President Yoweri Museveni not to assent to the just passed HIV/AIDS prevention and control bill. Parliament recently passed the bill, which provides for 10 years in jail for someone who intentionally infects another with HIV. Dr Lydia Mungherera who works with The AIDS Support Organisation says it is discriminatory and […]

Jobs – Head Statistics and Data Management

The UVRI-IAVI HIV Vaccine Program (the Program), founded in 2001, is a not for profit organization with offices and research facilities based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe. The Program’s main activities are conducting research, building capacity and providing advocacy for HIV/AIDS vaccine as well as molecular and epidemiological work toward HIV prevention. […]