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Also In Global Health News: ARVs In Uganda; Brazil’s Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Has Enough ARVs Until Year End

Zainab Akol, Uganda’s AIDS Control Program director, said the health ministry has acquired enough antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to provide treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS until the end of the year, New Vision reports. In addition to 30 tons of drugs, the ministry received at the beginning of August from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, it also purchased ARVs worth about $20 million this month, Akol said (Kagolo, 8/27).

CNN Examines Brazil’s Continued Fight Against HIV/AIDS

CNN examines Brazil’s approach to HIV prevention and treatment – “hailed as a model for developing countries.” The government’s “comprehensive response” – ranging from the guarantee of free antiretrovirals to aggressive public awareness campaigns – “has extended the lives of tens of thousands of Brazilians and saved the government billions, researchers estimate,” yet the country is facing new challenges, including the length of time patients are on medications and health complications from HIV and AIDS treatments (8/27).