AIDS drug rollout kicks off
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DJIBOUTI: AIDS drug rollout kicks off

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.



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