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More than half of Ugandan AIDS patients don’t get the drugs they need

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39486.598044.DB (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:348
  1. Henry Wasswa
  1. 1Kampala

    The number of Ugandans with AIDS who are being treated with antiretroviral drugs is now 110 000, but health authorities say that more than twice that number should be receiving them.

    “We have about one million people with AIDS in the country,” said Emmanuel Otala, Uganda’s minister for primary health care, last week. “A total of 250 000 deserve to be put on the ARVs [antiretrovirals] because their CD4 count has reduced to below 200. Of these, so far there are only 110 000 on …

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