• Affiliate Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • Senior Research Scientist, Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University

Makerere University
Infectious Diseases Institute Kasangati
Box 22418

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Andrew Mujugira, MBChB, PhD is a Clinical Epidemiologist, Senior Research Scientist at Makerere University Infectious Diseases Institute in Uganda, and Affiliate Assistant Professor, Global Health, at the University of Washington. He has 14 years of experience with PrEP efficacy trials, demonstration projects, and implementation science studies. His current research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and industry and focuses on developing methods to build self-efficacy and empowerment, increase antiretroviral adherence, and reduce sexual risk behaviours among key populations in Uganda through the use of evidence-based self-controlled HIV prevention tools such as oral and injectable PrEP, HIV self-testing, STI self-sampling, and antiretroviral treatment.

  • MBChB, Makerere University
  • MS, University of London (UK)
Country Affiliations 
  • Luganda
  • Runyankore
Health Topics 
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Prevention
  • Research
  • Transgender Health
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Mujugira A, Nakyanzi A, Nabaggala MS, Muwonge TR, Ssebuliba T, Bagaya M, Nampewo O, Sapiri O, Nyanzi KR, Bambia F, Nsubuga R, Serwadda DM, Ware NC, Baeten JM, Haberer JE. Effect of HIV Self-Testing on PrEP Adherence Among Gender-Diverse Sex Workers in Uganda: A Randomized Trial. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2022 Apr 1;89(4):381-389. PMCID: 8860206

Mujugira A, Nakyanzi A, Kasiita V, Kamusiime B, Nalukwago GK, Nalumansi A, Twesigye CC, Muwonge TR, Baeten JM, Wyatt MA, Haberer JE, Ware NC. HIV Self-Testing and Oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis are Empowering for Sex Workers and Their Intimate Partners: A Qualitative Study in Uganda. J Int AIDS Soc. 2021 Sep;24(9):e25782. PMCID: 8412089

Mujugira A, Kasiita V, Bagaya M, Nakyanzi A, Bambia F, Nampewo O, Kamusiime B, Mugisha J, Nalumansi A, Twesigye CC, Muwonge TR, Baeten JM, Wyatt MA, Tsai AC, Ware NC, Haberer JE. “You are Not A Man”: A Multi-Method Study of Trans Stigma and Risk of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections among Trans Men in Uganda. J Int AIDS Soc. 2021 Dec;24(12):e25860. PMCID: 8716065

Keuroghlian AS, Mujugira A, Mayer KH. Healthcare worker training to improve quality of care for sexual and gender minority people in sub-Saharan Africa: learning from efforts in Uganda. J Int AIDS Soc. 2021 Jul;24 Suppl 3(Suppl 3): e25728. PMCID: 8242968

Mujugira A, Baeten JM, Hodges-Mameletzis I, Haberer JE. Lamivudine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate is an Appropriate PrEP Regimen. Drugs. 2020 Dec;80(18):1881-1888. PMCID: 7710557