Uganda Exceeds Target on Providing Free HIV/AIDS Treatment to Patients
July 22, 2005
Uganda's goal of placing 60,000 HIV/AIDS patients on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment by the end of 2005 has been surpassed some six months ahead of schedule with 65,000 people currently receiving the life-prolonging drugs, Dr. Jesse Kagimba, the president's adviser on HIV/AIDS, said Thursday. The free drugs are being provided by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria; the World Health Organization; the US government and other donors, Kagimba said. Of the 1.1 million Ugandans infected with HIV, some 200,000 are in need of ARV treatment, according to the Uganda AIDS Commission.
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