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KENYA: DFID anti-AIDS boost announced

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JOHANNESBURG, 26 April (PLUSNEWS) - Some 60,000 HIV-positive Kenyans are to benefit from a new treatment initiative by Britain's Department for International Development (DFID).

DFID chairman Simon Bland on Wednesday pledged more than US $9 million towards the procurement of additional antiretrovirals (ARVs) and HIV diagnostic equipment.

"This emergency procurement is important to ensure continued treatment of those already on ARVs and ensure new patients also have access to treatment," Kenyan newspaper, The Nation, quoted Bland as saying.



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