Acute ARV Shortage Hits Zimbabwe

Shortage of ARVs in Zimbabwe’s public health institutions forces patients to switch to drug combinations

According to an article by Paidamoyo Chipunza, an acute shortage of anti-retroviral drugs in public health institutions in Zimbabwe is reportedly forcing patients to switch to drug combinations which compromise their health.

Chipunza, who states that some hospitals are said to be offering ARVs meant for children to adults, warns that mixing different regimens can result in treatment failure because the virus is highly mutagenic and becomes drug resistant.

He quotes People Living with HIV and AIDS representative on the National AIDS Council board, Golden Guni, as saying that, "People are switched from one combination to another depending on which drug is available at that time."

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Source: 
All Africa

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