Lusaka runs out of ARVs

Most parts of Lusaka have run out of Anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs, according to Radio Phoenix Friday 06: 45 hours news.

People taking the drugs which slow down the damage to the immune system have been going without the essential drugs fro weeks now.

Hospital and clinics in Lusaka such as Matero, Chawama and Chingwere are said to be turning away HIV positive people empty handed due to lack of the drugs.

Some patients talked to radio Phoenix said they have been forced to change the combination or type of ARVS they are taking and now fear that they will serious negative effects.

A government official was quoted on radio saying that Kafue district also is about to run out of ARV and that certain types of the drugs have already run out of stock.

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