antiretroviral therapy (ART

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    New ARV drug to be taken once a month

    IN a major milestone that will curb pill fatigue and reduce default cases, Zimbabwe will among other countries introduce a new HIV preventive drug that will be taken only once a month. In the country, drugs to prevent HIV infection, and drugs for HIV-positive people on anti-retroviral therapy, are taken daily. Officials said the Antiretroviral, Islatravir, will be administered to…

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    Zimbabwe has one month’s supply of TB drugs left

    MEDICATION used in the treatment of a drug sensitive tuberculosis among TB and HIV co-infected patients on second line treatment antiretroviral therapy (ART) is in short supply and may run out by the end of November. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Rifabutin 150mg tablets are in short supply countrywide and the next shipment is expected mid-2021.…

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