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More Zimbabwean HIV-Positive People Included in ARV Program

July 5, 2012

The number of people with HIV receiving subsidized antiretroviral therapy in Zimbabwe has increased by 60,000 since last year, from 450,000 patients to 510,000, according to the National AIDS Council. NAC set a target of adding 100,000 people to the treatment program by the end of the year. "We are definitely going to surpass our target," said Tapiwa Magure, NAC's chief executive. Zimbabwe still has 115,577 people on a waiting list for treatment, and the uptake of ARVs among children remains low. However, it has adopted the World Health Organization's most-recent treatment initiation guidelines.

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Xinhua News Agency
07.04.2012




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