Mozambique To Provide Additional 12,000 HIV-Positive People With Free Antiretroviral Drugs in 2005
Mozambique health officials on Wednesday announced plans to provide antiretroviral drugs to an additional 12,000 HIV-positive people at no cost in 2005, Agence France-Presse reports. In 2004, about 8,000 HIV-positive people received the treatment at no cost, health ministry spokesperson Americo Assan said. To help provide drugs to 20,000 people this year, the government plans to build 45 new HIV/AIDS clinics, Assan said. An estimated 15% of people ages 15 to 48 are HIV-positive in Mozambique, and about 200,000 people in the country have AIDS, he said (Agence France-Presse, 1/13).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.