Articles tagged 'arvs'

Wheels come off Zim health sector 29 December 2018 HARARE - Medical experts have warned the government that it is putting the lives of thousands of people at risk, after it  recently started dispensing expired drugs in hospitals — including life-prolonging anti-retroviral medication (ARVs). This comes as the country's health sector, which is b...
Zim hit by ARVs shortage 30 September 2017 HARARE - One million people living with HIV and Aids are facing serious health risks due to an acute shortage of life-saving anti-retroviral (ARVs) drugs, a result of foreign currency shortages. In a joint statement issued on Tuesday, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) along with the...
Prisoners deprived of ARVs 24 September 2017 HARARE - Pre-trial detainees claim an acute shortage of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) has hit the country's prisons and correctional facilities, and is now threatening their survival. While tendering their mitigation factors, and as they appear in court for bail hearings or during sentencing, p...
Strike disrupts ARV treatment 18 March 2016 MUTARE - A three-week nurses' strike has forced people on anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) to default on their treatment, an HIV and Aids rights groups has said. Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV (ZNNP+) and Family AIDS Support Organisation officials told the Daily News yesterday...
'ARVs switch causing Aids treatment default' 21 September 2015 HARARE - People living with HIV are complaining that hospitals are forcing them to default on their anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) while they go through a procedure of switching from three tablets to one anti-Aids drug. Defaulting on the ARVs can cause drug resistance, higher viral loads and dis...
Expired ARVs sparked Chikurubi prison riots 4 September 2015 HARARE - One of the convicts accused of masterminding a foiled jail-break at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison yesterday accused the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services of giving inmates expired antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs. This emerged as the trial of incarcerated Independent End Time ...
'Public hospitals dispense expired ARVs' 24 July 2015 HARARE - Several boxes of expired anti-retroviral drugs were dispensed to patients by public hospitals, compromising the health of patients, the Auditor General has reported. In a recent audit report for the year ended December 31, 2014, the auditor general, Mildred Chiri, said hospitals were ...
Every HIV+ person to get ARVs: Govt 9 February 2015 HARARE - Government is mooting an ambitious roll-out of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) to every Zimbabwean who tests HIV positive. David Parirenyatwa, the Health and Child Care minister, told delegates to a Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SafAIDS) community event ...
ARV default blamed on false prophecies 6 October 2014 HARARE - Government should formulate a tough law to punish churches as thousands of HIV/Aids patients defaulted on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment after receiving false healing prophecies, HIV activists have said. Sebastian Chinhaire, national chairman of the Zimbabwe National Network of People...
Govt dumps Aids patients 15 April 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's government is so broke that it has ordered HIV/Aids patients on medical aid to buy their own Anti-Retroviral drugs (ARVs) as figures of those needing State assistance swell. Zimbabwe has 1,2 million people who need ARV therapy. This is a significant increa...
ARVs giving false bravado 6 February 2014 HARARE - Health communication experts have noted a worrying trend in HIV and Aids prevention especially with the advent and widespread use of anti-retroviral drugs. The fear of contracting the disease or fear of losing life has greatly diminished because the scary sights of near skeletal Aids ...
'600 000 have access to ARVs' 30 April 2013 HARARE - At least 600 000 people living with HIV now have access to antiretroviral drugs as the country scales up efforts to fight a disease which has killed about 25 million people worldwide since it was discovered in the early 1980s. According to UNAIDS country coordinator Tatiana Shoumilina, e...