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566,046 HIV patients on ARVs — RugundaPublish Date: Aug 03, 2013
566,046 HIV patients on ARVs — Rugunda
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Health minister Ruhakana Rugunda
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By Umaru Kashaka  

The country has managed to enroll 566, 046 persons of the 733, 127 in need onanti-retro viral, the Minister of Health has said.

Appearing before the committee on health on Friday to discuss the ministerial policy statement for the financial year 2013/2014, Ruhakana  Rugunda said HIV/AIDS counseling and testing among men and women increased from 23 %( men) and 25 %( women) in 2006 to 45% of men and 66% of women in last financial year.

He said Option B+ policy, which involves giving HIV-positive mothers triple-therapy ARVs as soon as they are diagnosed, and continuing treatment for life regardless of their CD4 count and the plan to eliminate mother- to- child transmission, have been developed and are being rolled out to the whole country.
 

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