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Concern over shortage of ART medicines in Manipur

Notably, about 14,000 people take antiretroviral drugs under ART Free Roll Out programme in Manipur.

Imphal:

The Manipur Network for Positive People (MNP+) has claimed that the acute shortage of antiretroviral drugs recommended controlling HIV/AIDS infections from progressing has put the lives of people living with the virus at risk.

However, the official department has refuted the charges of a shortage of antiretroviral drugs (ARV) and claimed that there is adequate stock Nationally for around 95 per cent of ‘People Living with HIV’ (PLHIV) who are on first and second-line ARV regimens in the country.

“Individual antiretroviral therapy (ART) centres may have this issue at times, but the medicines are immediately relocated from nearby centres”, said a Health Ministry source.

Notably, about 14,000 people take antiretroviral drugs under ART Free Roll Out programme in Manipur.

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