South Africa promise to start the treatment of AIDS

South Africa promise to start the treatment of AIDSThe authorities of South Africa, the country with the largest number of HIV-infected citizens, took the decision to start the program for distribution of antiviral drugs. The Ministry of health has already received the order to prepare the implementation plan, which it must prepare and submit by the end of September. Activists combating HIV/AIDS welcomed this decision, which, according to them, finally gives hope to 4.7 million suffering from disease of the population. "We think it's the best news in the last few years," said Zaki Ahmad (Zackie Achmat, head of group Treatment Action Campaign, who is himself HIV-positive. The decision to proceed with the distribution of drugs was taken at a special meeting of the Cabinet on which the report was heard on the possible ways of treatment of an infected part of the population of South Africa. The report contains a recommendation to adopt rules developed by the UN, the basis. The program will help achieve in the field of drug prices and increased budget. "The government shares the impatience of many South Africans to strengthen the fight against AIDS, said in official circulation. The Cabinet, therefore, make sure that the remaining problems will be solved immediately, and the final result will be to ensure the effectiveness and acceptability of the program..



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