ARVs shortage hits conflict-torn Libyafrom AHMED ZAYED in Tripoli, LibyaTRIPOLI, (CAJ News) – AT least one person has died of HIV/AIDS complications and seven others admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) as a result of shortages of anti-retroviral (ARVs) medicines in Libya. The ARVs emergency has been confirmed at the Benghazi Centre for Immunology and Infectious Diseases. In Benghazi, more than 400 people living with HIV, including children, receive treatment at the centre in Benghazi. In 2018, they did not receive their treatment due to the acute shortage of the life-saving ARV drugs. Last year, WHO provided the Benghazi centre with ARVs sufficient for the over 400 patients to cover the treatment for a year.
Source: The North Africa Journal March 13, 2018 04:30 UTC