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Infectious Diseases Institute – Makerere University (IDI) – 2014 Fellow

Charles is the Executive Director of Preventive Care International, an NGO he founded after his Fellow’s project, and still works on various PrEP efforts at his host organization, the Infectious Diseases Institute. At the time of his project, he had been associated with HIV clinical trials for more than seven years. He worked on the HSV2/HIV study, Partners PrEP study and the Partners Demonstration Project. His focus was on HIV counselling and testing and adherence support and community education for serodiscordant couples and key populations. Fellowship FocusCharles advocated...

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Ugandan invents HIV/AIDs App

KAMPALA – A Ugandan Charles Brown, a native has developed a new App that will help ease communication, care, and treatment among patients living with HIV in Uganda. Dubbed ‘Prep Mobile App’ Brown explained that the innovation is aimed at providing information to the public about places or facilities which offer Prep services, remind the person on when to collect their drugs as well as when to swallow the drugs. He said that the new mobile App can be downloaded on google play store free of charge.Cue.Prep.Eng&Lug. The development comes at the time Uganda is slated to join...

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PrEP Uganda App launched for HIV prevention and management

By Esther Nakkazi A user-friendly app used to access information about HIV prevention and a daily pill that can prevent HIV has been developed. The Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) app called ‘PrEP Uganda’ assessed on smartphones was initiated by Charles Brown the executive director Preventive Care International (PCI). PrEP is a daily pill taken by someone who is HIV negative (Uninfected) before they are exposed to HIV. The PrEP Uganda app will be used for adherence and retention and it has a feature that allows the user to get all information about PrEP including – the nearest sites...

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Ugandan develops App to increase access to HIV drugs

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A mobile application ‘PrEP Uganda’ can now be downloaded from the google play store for those who might need to get Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a course of HIV drugs taken by HIV-negative people to prevent infection. Studies have shown that PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99 percent when taken consistently, thereby providing an effective biomedical prevention option for HIV-negative people at substantial risk of acquiring HIV infection. The drug is recommended and popularized mainly among...

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2019 Advocacy-for-Cure Academy

Charles Brown Nationality: UgandaInstitution: Preventive Care InternationalCountry of work: Uganda What is your motivation for becoming an HIV cure advocate? For any new infection to happen there has to be an interaction between an HIV negative person and HIV positive person. To me promoting HIV prevention for the uninfected people while treating or getting a cure for the infected people will lead us to ending HIV soon. HIV uninfected people deserve to stay negative BUT the HIV infected people equally deserve a health life free of HIV through a cure. A cure will solve the...

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