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India Donates Medication to Treat HIV

“It’s been so long that I’ve been on medication that most of the time I forget that I have HIV. ART allows individuals like me to maintain healthy immune systems, reduce opportunistic infections. It also reduces my chances of transmitting it,” he said.
14 Aug 2023 18:14
India Donates Medication to Treat HIV
Dr Rachael Devi, Minister for Heath Dr Atonio Lalabalavu, Indian High Commissioner P.S Karthigeyan and representatives from the Indian High Commision.

Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) is a crucial treatment for individuals afflicted with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), utilizing anti-HIV medications.

The standard approach involves a blend of drugs, often referred to as “highly active antiretroviral therapy” (HAART), aimed at suppressing HIV replication.

Its potential to heal, empower, and cultivate resilience among HIV-positive patients is undeniable.

Last week, the Ministry of Health received antiretroviral medications from the Indian High Commission in Fiji.

It included 360,000 adult tablets and 36,000 pediatric supplies.

A People Living with HIV (PLHIV) representative said the treatment would be a game changer.

“It’s been so long that I’ve been on medication that most of the time I forget that I have HIV. ART allows individuals like me to maintain healthy immune systems, reduce opportunistic infections. It also reduces my chances of transmitting it,” he said.

 

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