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AIDS drug rollout kicks off
Saturday 12 March 2005
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DJIBOUTI: AIDS drug rollout kicks off

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JOHANNESBURG, 12 March (PLUSNEWS) - Djibouti has started its first antiretroviral rollout programme at Peltier Hospital, the country's main medical centre, in Djibouti City.

At least 40 HIV-positive people began receiving the free anti-AIDS drugs earlier this week, when Health Minister Muhammad Ali Kamil launched the programme.

National health authorities estimate that three percent out of a population of some 600,000 are living with HIV/AIDS.

Medical staff at the hospital told the UN news service, PlusNews, that treatment was made possible through the donor-funded programme, Global Care for People Living with AIDS.



Recent DJIBOUTI Reports
Grappling with the demand for anti-AIDS drugs,  16/Dec/04
More free antiretroviral drugs to become available,  29/Jul/04
Female peer educators trained on HIV/AIDS,  19/Jul/04
Media to take more active role in fighting HIV/AIDS,  2/Jun/04
Free ARVs distributed for the first time,  11/Mar/04
Le portail d'informations générales de la Côte d’Ivoire
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
Youth against AIDS

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