The health ministry has started rolling out a new HIV drug, Dolutegravir (DTG) which is said has a better viral load suppression rate and fewer side effects the Chronicle reports.
This was confirmed by the Ministry’s Dr Mugurungi who said:
I can confirm that we have started rolling out DTG and the medicines have started coming in. We started in September and in October when we were rolling it out to new clients, those who would have tested HIV positive for the first time.
Effective from November 1 this year, we will then start rolling it out to patients who are already receiving medication and we will take into cognisance the viral load so the medication is effective.
About 1.4 million people are living with HIV in Zimbabwe.
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