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Pregnant Women And Children To Miss Out On New HIV/AIDS Drug –  Health Ministry

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The Ministry of health has revealed that pregnant women and children below 10 years will not be enrolled for the Dolutegravir drug, a new more efficient anti-HIV/AIDS.

The drug which is also known as DTG also suppresses the transmission of HIV/AIDS and it’s admission will be in a period of 18 months.

The decision follows advice from World Health Organization (WHO) after carrying out a survey in Botswana and the results indicated that the drug is dangerous to the pregnant women since it antagonizes child formation within the womb.

According to the Uganda population-based HIV Impact Assessment (UPHIA) 2017 research, out of 1.3 million people infected with HIV/AIDS, 1.14 are on treatment which is an alarming number according to Dr. Joshua Musinguzi from the ministry of health.

In the media dialogue held in Kampala, Musinguzi  has assured Ugandans that  by 2020, HIV/AIDS pandemic will be under control and by 2030 it will no longer be a public health threat especially due to the various intervention put in place to fight it as clearly shown by Statistics. Latest figures show that new cases of HIV/AIDS stood at 50,000 in 2017 from 130,000 in 2013.

Musinguzi further indicates that men make up the biggest number of deaths because they tend to shun away from treatment services as opposed to their female counterparts.

The ministry of health has put in place favorable intervention including outreach programs, over time and weekend clinics amongst others.

Other intervention put in place to fight the epidemic include scaling up the ABC program which stands for Abstinence, Be faithful and Condom use, additional interventions like safe male circumcision, elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV and PREP and septrin use have also been introduced.

DTG, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Dolutegravir (DTG), sold under the brand name Tivicay, is an antiretroviral medication used, together with other medication, to treat HIV/AIDS. It may also be used, as part of post exposure prophylaxis, to prevent HIV infection following potential exposure. It is taken by mouth.

Common side effects include trouble sleeping, feeling tired, diarrhea, high blood sugar, and headache. Severe side effects may include allergic reactions and liver problems. Dolutegravir is an HIV integrase strand transfer inhibitor which blocks the functioning of HIV integrase which is needed for viral replication.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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Brutal, Cold And Cowardly Despot Is What You Are – Bobi wine’s Message To Museveni.

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Bobiwine in Red and President Museveni in Yellow

Kyadondo East MP Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu alias Bobiwine has conveyed an emotional message to President Museveni after Police blocked his Boxing day Busabala concert, the Grapevine has learnt.

In a Message post shared by this website, Bobiwine expresses his frustration of blocking his concerts by police even when parliament passed a resolution that okayed his concert since the constitution grants them as legislators to also undertake their professions besides the parliamentary work. Bobiwine stated,” Here is my message to him. through these actions, you are revealing who you truly are a brutal, cold and cowardly despot. You think you are hurting me and my dependents by blocking my sources of income, but you should know that the world is watching. yes, I have done a show every 26th December for the last ten years, but if its one of many sacrifices that I have to make for believing in freedom and Justice so be it! I will assure that your intention to break my resolve through harassment and intimidation will certainly fail. I shall not kneel before you. I will not be cowed by your acts of terror. The forces of Evil may be so fearsome, but they will never win in the end. One day, God being our help, you will shall fall like all the other tyrants who came before you.”
Police earlier today in the day used teargas in its attempt to break up supporters and revelers to musician turned politician at his One Love Beach in Busabala. The beach was to host Bobi Wine’s annual Boxing day concert which has been happening there for the last 10-years and revelers had started trickling in as early as 10 am.

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Bobiwine Pictured Message shared with this site

 

By Remmy Atugonza

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Police Fires Teargas To Dispass Revellers At Bobiwine Blocked Concert In Busabala

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Police has fired teargas at revellers who turned up for the Bobiwine boxing day concert which was planned for today at One Love beach.

Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu alias Bobiwine Continues to condemn the manner in which his shows are being disrupted contrary to the resolution passed by parliament last week this website has learnt.

Earlier this morning police spokes person SSP Emilian Kayima told this website that Bobiwine and Fire base management had yet fullfilled the required guideline according to the rules and guidelines set by police. However Bobiwine by press time had vowed to proceed with the concert in defiancy

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By Remmy Atugonza

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New Sex Research: Semen May Actually Cure Depression/Stress In Women

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To add onto the many health benefits which come along with having sex, scientist have discovered that semen can help cure women’s depression. However, the said semen has to come from sex.

Recently, psychologists have found that a woman’s happiness levels and sleep quality could be attributed to the quantity of semen going into her body during sex. But before you toss those problematic condoms into the dustbin, here’s what you should know:

The research
A study from the State University of New York interviewed 300 women about their sexual behaviour. These women were asked to fill out an anonymous questionnaire that addressed various aspects of their sexual behaviour, including how often they had sexual intercourse, when they last had sex, and whether or not they used condoms.

What did they find?
According to the research results, the researchers found a strong relationship with the usage of condoms and the female level of depression. Females who engaged in sexual intercourse without the use of condoms exhibited significantly lower depression level when compared to those who usually or always used condoms.
The researchers took other factors into consideration, like whether or not a woman was on birth control or any other type of contraceptive, or if she was in a relationship. Only the usage of condoms seemed to be the only thing that really had a direct relationship to the woman’s mood.

How exactly does semen help?
The results of the research shows that the vagina absorbs a number of components of semen that can be detected in the bloodstream within a few hours after an intercourse.
There are six main compounds of interest in the seminal plasma (it is the fluid portion of semen) namely, cortisol, estrogen, prostaglandins, oxytocin, melatonin, and serotonin. Estrogen, oxytocin, and prostaglandins are linked to reducing the levels of stress and depression. The chemical oxytocin is said to trigger feelings of affection, which helps to promote social bonding. Melatonin is a sleep-inducing hormone and serotonin is regarded by science as the best known antidepressant neurotransmitter.

How could the benefits possibly outweigh the risks that unprotected sex holds for many people?
One of the golden rules we have learned from our childhood is, if you are going to have casual sex, you should always, ALWAYS, use protection. This is the obvious flaw in the research. Even though the researchers say that unprotected sex can reduce female depression and increase the quality of sleep, having dozens of kids and getting sexually transmitted diseases probably aren’t good for a woman’s mood or sleep schedule. Regardless of the findings, this study does not advocate that people should abstain from using condoms.
Therefore researchers only suggest this methodology if you’re a woman in a monogamous relationship and taking birth control (or if you’re planning to get pregnant). If you are someone who fall into the above said category, skipping the condom could do wonders for your mood.

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