Sunday, May 1, 2011

Drug Injection Leading to Spread of HIV/AIDS

Submitted by Ria Patel on Sat, 04/30/2011
Fiji has 354 reported cases of HIV in all.
The Health Ministry is urging HIV and AIDSvictims to follow their doctors’instructions strictly and also claimed that the Fiji registers approximately 30 cases of HIV infections every year, and around 5 people die because of the syndrome or the related complications. FThe drug injection was marked as one of the strongest reasons for the spread ofHIV/AIDS across the Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the disease is widely affecting the areas of sub-Saharan Africa, as well.
The Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, CSIS, has directed a team of experts to Kenya and Tanzania in order to study the association of drug injection and HIV/AIDS. The Deputy Director at the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS and a member of CSIS team, Lisa Carty, said: “I think the whole question of injecting drug use and HIV prevention has been one that’s really been under resourced and not really paid adequate attention to, either from a policy or a programmatic point of view”.
Meanwhile, the Abbott Laboratories has announced to reduce the price of its renowned AIDS drug, Kaletra, for its special customer.

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