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KENYA: Academics and students thrown AIDS lifeline

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JOHANNESBURG, 21 February (PLUSNEWS) - Kenya's Moi University could soon offer free anti-AIDS drugs to students and employees who test HIV-positive.

The tertiary institution's chief medical officer, Dr Akwabi Mumia, said the decision had been made after a campus HIV voluntary testing programme revealed that an increasing number of students and staff were living with the virus.

He pointed out that the university had already placed an order for antiretroviral drugs with the Ministry of Health, and urged more students to go for testing and counselling.

A local newspaper, The East African Standard, quoted Mumia as saying: "Do not fear to be tested, because the university is ready to offer treatment."



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