Articles tagged with: Uganda

HIV in Uganda today

published: August, 24, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Activism, As Prevention , Current Affairs, General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Mental Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Media

Keeping love alive in Uganda: guest author William Matovu of Uganda's Love To Love Organization discusses the current state of HIV stigma, treatment and prevention and the challenges faced there.

HIV in Uganda today

Uganda is one of the most under developed countries in Africa, with a population of about 40 million people. There are a number of factors that have led Uganda to lag behind as far as HIV is concerned. I would like to take this great opportunity to talk more about stigma, treatment and prevention in detail. Stigma Due to misinformation about the virus, stigma is rising at a high rate; HIV-positive people are facing a very big challenge in the communities where they live and this has caused

Better depression care could improve outcomes for HIV treatment programmes

published: March, 02, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Aging, African, Caribbean and Black, Mental Health, Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Media

For AIDSmap.com, Roger Pebody reports from the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017) in Seattle.

Better depression care could improve outcomes for HIV treatment programmes

Improved management of depression and other mental health disorders has the potential to improve the outcomes of HIV treatment programmes, Pamela Collins of the National Institute of Mental Health told the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017) in Seattle last week. Mental health treatment should be integrated into HIV services in resource-limited settings, she said. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancers, lung disease and other non-communicable diseases ha

I will never forget the day

published: February, 16, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Living with HIV

From Huffington Post, Jesse Milan, President & CEO of AIDS United: "On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day be aware that support of a mother, father, sister, brother, uncle, aunt, or cousin can be lifesaving."

I will never forget the day

To read the complete article by Jesse Milan, visit Huffington Post, here. I will never forget the day my mother asked me, “Is there something you want me to know about you?”  Mom wanted to know if I had HIV. She had just attended her first HIV educational program. She learned about the virus and how important being in care is to assure a person with HIV remains healthy. She was armed with new knowledge, but she was also my mom. She knew how important it is to support the ones she lo

Study explores how to tell children they have HIV

published: February, 13, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Youth, Mental Health, Research, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors

For UCSF Global Health Sciences, Anne Wolf reports on an intervention to help Ugandan parents find ways to tell their children that the child has HIV

Study explores how to tell children they have HIV

For the past two years, Rachel King, PhD, MPH, an academic coordinator at UCSF Global Health Sciences, has been helping Ugandan parents and caregivers find developmentally appropriate ways to tell their children that the child has HIV. There are an estimated 150,000 HIV-infected children in Uganda, and studies indicate less than a third of children under the age of 15 know they are infected. King, and the collaborating team, designed and implemented a study to determine the effectiveness of

Beating HIV stigma in Uganda with Love to Love Organization

published: December, 30, 2016 Written by // Rob Olver - Editor Categories // Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Arts and Entertainment, Current Affairs, Youth, Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Health, Photography, International , Music, Treatment, Living with HIV, Media, Rob Olver - Editor

"We provide and advocate for the rights of the innocent children who are orphaned and vulnerable and youth who we believe deserve love, care and support." William Matovu of Love to Love Organization tells his story

Beating HIV stigma in Uganda with Love to Love Organization

One of the things that delights me most in my work with PositiveLite.com is the window it allows me onto a worldwide community that affords me boundless uplift and inspiration. Recently I was privileged to make contact online with William Matovu, a young HIV activist working at Love to Love Organization, which supports orphans and children living with HIV in Uganda.  "We provide and advocate for the rights of the innocent children who are orphaned and vulnerable and youth who we believe des

Profile: border crossings

published: October, 31, 2016 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, CATIE, Women, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, International , Living with HIV

From CATIE's Positive Side, Sane Dube with the stories of two HIV-positive African immigrant women living in Canada and the sometimes difficult paths they’ve walked to get to where they are today

Profile: border crossings

Esther and Marvelous are both animated storytellers. It’s hard to be anything but mesmerized in their presence. I spent an afternoon with each of them in conversations peppered with boisterous laughter. In the quiet moments they wove words together, effortlessly bringing their memories to life. They talked about their lives as HIV-positive African immigrant women living in Canada and the sometimes difficult paths they’ve walked to get to where they are today. To understand how far they’v

Bob Leahy reviews The Book of Mormon

published: October, 07, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Arts and Entertainment, International , Theatre, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

It’s an outrageously profane spoof of the Mormon religion that even makes fun of AIDS, says editor Bob Leahy, but it gets away without offending with a sweetly funny disposition that has the audience in the palm of its hand

Bob Leahy reviews The Book of Mormon

Apologies. I’m late in the game in reviewing this show which first ran in Toronto in 2013 and is now back for a limited run at the Princess of Wales Theatre in downtown Toronto. I shouldn’t have waited, because this is five-star entertainment all the way.  Let’s get this out of the way first. I have never, ever been to a show before where a purported cure for AIDS is on sale in the theatre gift shop that as always is busy selling show-merchandise.  It comes in the form of a stuffed pl

Gay = Death? An update on the anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda

published: August, 15, 2014 Categories // Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, International , Legal, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Amy C. Willis reports that the LGBT community of Uganda finally received some good news recently and applauds the activists who made it happen.

Things took a drastic turn for the worse for the LGBT community in Uganda when President Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB) into law in February 2014. Museveni publically denounced the LGBT community, both within Uganda and aboard, making statements such as “… there is something really wrong with you” if you are gay, has described gay people as “disgusting” and “unnatural”, and has stated “Society can do something about it [being gay] to discourage the trend.”

GAY=DEATH: Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and what it means for HIV

published: February, 11, 2013 Categories // Current Affairs, International , Opinion Pieces

New PositiveLite.com writer Amy C. Willis says "the Anti-Homosexuality Bill has the potential to negatively impact HIV education and prevention for both the LGBTQ and straight populations alike."

GAY=DEATH: Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and what it means for HIV

While Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act - affectionately known by its supporters as the “Kill the Gays” bill - isn’t new (it was introduced in 2009 by parliamentarian David Bahati), it’s recently experienced an aggressive resurgence; in November 2012, the Ugandan government revived the proposed bill with concerted efforts to pass it before year’s end. Admittedly, I didn’t know much about the bill when it was proposed in 2009; however, when it began to resurface a few months ago in

Death for their love/love them to death

published: January, 24, 2013 Categories // Current Affairs, International , Opinion Pieces

Daniel Uy on the bill to outlaw homosexuality in Uganda

Death for their love/love them to death

Several months ago I got a call from one of my brothers.  He was quite upset. Normally my brother does not pick up the phone and call me.  It’s not that we are close, but sometimes we have a challenge connecting with each other and finding common ground.  Anyhow he was quite upset and wanted me to know what was bothering him.  His topic of conversation?  Uganda.  He had heard about the “Kill the Gays” Bill and it outraged him so much that he had to call me on the phone to tell me

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