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Daily Nation Examines High Demand for HIV/AIDS Drugs in Kenya

March 31, 2011

The Daily Nation examines how demand for HIV/AIDS drugs in Kenya is putting a strain on local drug programs and looks at actions being taken to deal with the need for drugs. "In less than a year, more than 70,000 people have joined the HIV treatment programme, exerting massive pressure on drugs, facilities and personnel. By the end of November 2010, the number of people on the ARVs treatment programme was 440,117, excluding those getting drugs through the private sector. Of these, 404,198 were adults and 35,919 were children. About 8,000 people are now being enrolled on the treatment every month, notes Nascop's Kenya Anti-Retroviral Drugs Stock Situation -- December 2010 report," the publication reports (Okwemba, 3/30).

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