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Tanzanian Government Sanctions $20 Million For AIDS Arug

by Medindia Content Team on  July 22, 2005 at 7:10 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Tanzanian Government Sanctions $20 Million For AIDS Arug
East Africa as an estimated population of 35 million of whom two million people have been infected with HIV. About 14,000 people die every year from HIV infections an estimated 12% of the country's children are orphans as they lost their parents due to AIDS.
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Tanzania has planned to provide free anti-retroviral drugs (drugs which acts against HIV) to 500,000 HIV/AIDS patients within a period of five years. This year 44,000 patients in Tanzania will get anti-retroviral drugs by the end of this year. The Tanzanian Health ministry announced that the government has sanctioned $20 Million for the purchase of anti-retroviral drugs and the ministry announced that due to this drug, 21,000 patients, including 4,240 children in 96 health centers across Tanzania will benefit from this drug.

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Related Information on AIDS in Medindia:
Current treatment against AIDS aims at Anti-HIV (also called antiretroviral) medications is used to control the reproduction of the virus and to slow the progression of HIV-related disease.

For more information on HIV treatment:
http://www.medindia.com/patients/
aids/treatment_about2.htm
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