NAPS Announces There Is No Longer A Shortage of Antiretroviral Drugs
The National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS) is reporting that there is no longer a shortage of HIV/aids antiretroviral drugs. A few weeks back, a change in supplier resulted in a shipping delay and that triggered a shortage of the drug used by HIV affected persons.
Head of Aids programme secretariat Dr Shanti Singh said persons who are dependent on the medication no longer have to worry since a two month supply was received on Monday by the health ministry. Dr. Singh noted that due to the secretariat prevention programs there has been a decrease in the number of persons contracting HIV.
This year’s National Week of Testing will be observed from November 22 to 26 under the theme “Confidential and Reliable Get Tested Now”. And in order to have persons know their status and achieving this year’s target of testing 30 thousand persons ten Deejays are expected to take the HIV test on Wednesday.
This initiative will officially set the stage for National Week of Testing since they have pledged their support to encouraging others to be tested.