Zim To Try Flavored ARVs For Children

Zimbabwe is among the few countries in Africa that will try flavored Anti Retroviral drugs on kids, New Zimbabwe reports.

According to the publication, Aid agencies have said Zimbabwe has been selected to be among the 5 countries that will try the strawberry flavored first generic pediatric version of the ARVs that will be administered even on babies.

This also means there will be no need for people to crush the pills for them to be administered on children. Official statistics say about half the children living with HIV are not on medication because the pill is bitter and it is difficult to administer to children.

Other counties like Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, and Benini will also try the flavored ARV drug which costs $120 per year instead of the current $500 per year

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