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Pakistan starts HIV treatment programme

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 05 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:10
  1. Ashfaq Yusufzai
  1. Peshawar

    Authorities in Pakistan have begun a three year antiretroviral treatment programme, for which drugs are being imported from India. Four treatment centres have been set up—in Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, and Karachi. The programme aims to provide treatment to 8000 infected people at the five centres. It will only be available to patients at public sector hospitals.

    So far, about 100 patients have been registered at all the …

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