Source: The East African
By Evelyn Lirri
- Children living with HIV/Aids in the region will soon benefit from a new antiretroviral formulation that medical workers say is easier to administer and has a “friendly” taste.
- The formulation, containing the antiretroviral drugs Lopinavir and Ritonavir, will be in oral pellets and will replace the syrup form of the same drug, which is the current formulation in use for treating paediatric HIV.
- The newly developed pellets can be administered by being mixed with soft foods given to children, including porridge, yoghurt and breast milk
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