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Govt Evaluates Injectable Arvs

According to SYLVIA MASEBO, minister of health, long-acting injectable anti-retroviral medications should be made available to those with HIV in place of the daily tablets they currently take.

According to Ms. MASEBO, injectable medications that are infrequently used are essential for adolescent girls and young women to effectively prevent HIV.

She was presenting today in Lusaka at the 15th National Technical Conference on HIV, TB, Covid-19, and Viral Hepatitis.

LLOYD MULENGA, director of infectious diseases, expressed hope that the nation would transition to once- or twice-yearly medications for infections like HIV and tuberculosis.

American Ambassador to Zambia MICHAEL GONZALES stated that his country will continue to assist Zambia in managing epidemics in a speech delivered on his behalf by EMILY BURROWS.

THARCISSE BARIHUTA, the country director for UNAIDS, said it is regrettable that some pregnant women do not have access to anti-retroviral therapy.

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