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AIDS Updates - Recent Advances and New Perspectives

Samuel Ikwaras Okware

Uganda Christian University

A researcher leading pioneering work on HIV and emerging infections and appointed the Director-General of the Uganda National Health Research Organization, which coordinates and conducts health research. He holds a Ph.D. in emerging infections from the University of Bergen.


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Since the emergence of HIV three decades ago, progress has been made which has transformed it from a highly fatal disease to a curable chronic illness. Several strategies have been applied to scale up prevention and treatment. The biomedical interventions in particular and antiviral newer drugs have drastically improved the quality of life. The recent scaling up of these interventions such as the 90-90-90 strategy has halted the spread. Despite this progress, the drivers of new infections are still intricately intertwined with the social-cultural fabric of society. Although attempts to get a reliable vaccine to remain elusive, new strategies and interventions are being tried to improve social behavior to reduce risks.

This book examines some of these updated strategies and interventions for scaling up prevention, care, treatment, and stigma reduction and strengthen an integrated national framework for scaling up programs and mechanisms for quality HIV/AIDS services. It will also mobilize both human and financial resources for the sustained elimination of HIV/AIDS globally.

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Samuel Ikwaras Okware

Uganda Christian University

Dr. Samuel Ikwaras Okware received his PhD on emerging infections from Center for International Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway in 2015. Since 2011 he has been Director General at Uganda National Health Research Organization, UNHRO, a national agency for the coordination and regulation of health research in the country. His previous appointments include: from 1999 to 2008 Commissioner Health Services /Public Health and Community Health, Ministry of Health HQ, Kampala; from 1992 to 1998 was Director of the National Communicable Diseases Control/HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB and other communicable diseases in Uganda; from 1991 to 1994 Deputy Director of Medical Services responsible for Public Health, Communicable Disease Control. He pioneered the early studies on HIV epidemiology in Uganda and successfully led the first HIV/AIDS Control Program in Uganda and indeed Africa. Dr. Okware has authored 55 journal papers on HIV, emerging and remerging infections, malaria and public health. He has recently written several book chapters, and edited 3 IntechOpen books on Ebola and HIV/AIDS in 2019.

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