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Easy-to-Swallow Anti-Aids Drug for East Africa’s Children

The WHO estimates that about 3.2 million children under the age of 15 are living with HIV/Aids, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. Although progress has been made in the elimination of mother-to-child-transmission of HIV, even in poor African countries, the same progress has not been made in ensuring all those living with the virus receive effective treatment. PHOTO | FILE

The WHO estimates that about 3.2 million children under the age of 15 are living with HIV/Aids, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. Although progress has been made in the elimination of mother-to-child-transmission of HIV, even in poor African countries, the same progress has not been made in ensuring all those living with the virus receive effective treatment. PHOTO | FILE

Source: The East African

In Summary

  • 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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