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Army Gets HIV/Aids Centre




 

THE Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) has set up a branch at the UPDF headquarters in Bombo to boost the army's anti-HIV/AIDS efforts.

The venture is part of the army's plan to set up a treatment and care facility for soldiers and their families living with HIV/AIDS.

It will offer voluntary counselling and testing.

The UPDF director of public health, Lt. Col. Dr. Ambrose Musinguzi, said many soldiers had been lost to HIV/AIDS and the initiative would help reverse the trend.

Two army doctors have already undergone training in HIV/AIDS care and treatment at the University of California. Six more health workers are training at the JCRC and another 15 at Mildmay Centre.

Musinguzi said the army had also received equipment from the US defence department. The army hospital at mbuya has been accredited by the Ministry of Health as an HIV/AIDS treatment centre.



 


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Information in this article was accurate in February 14, 2004. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.