Summary: Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], Sept 4 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday said that people undergoing HIV treatment can now avail free travel service in the state buses to Anti-retroviral
therapy (ART) centers to avail medical facilities.
drugs are given to HIV patients to help them live longer, but the patient still remains HIV-positive.
Prior to this outbreak, there were over 1200 children diagnosed with HIV who are receiving anti-retroviral
treatment in the country, the statement said.
LARKANA -- More than 500 patients have registered in just ten days at the new anti-retroviral
therapy centre for children that opened on May 10 in Larkana, a city hit by an HIV crisis.
The numbers of people living with HIV/ AIDS (PLHIV), who avail ART (Anti-Retroviral
Treatment), have been increasing over the years.
The Department of Health (DOH) has assured people afflicted with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that government has enough supply of anti-retroviral
This means that someone who has HIV, and isn't taking anti-retroviral
treatment, will find it harder and harder to fight off infections and diseases.
Bulus said there was the need for government to step up its funding to ensure that the over 3.1 million people, who are on anti-retroviral
drugs in the country did not perish for lack of drugs.
Other strategies include giving anti-retroviral
(ARV) drugs to people who are not infected with HIV, but are at high risk of infection.
She said this should be with a view to ensuring students in boarding schools who are on Anti-Retroviral
Therapy have no challenges.
therapy (ART) effectively suppresses replication, if taken at the right time.