Taraba state abandons children living with HIV

Taraba state abandons children living with HIV

LEFT with no other option as government has failed to make human immunodeficiency virus / acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) drugs available in facilities across Taraba State for children living with HIV, parents have started seeking the help of herbal medicine practitioners to treat their children.

The development, which if not urgently address may escalate crisis in the fight against HIV, is thriving because of government’s alleged lukewarm attitude towards supplying drugs, nivirapine, to treatment facilities in the state.Nivirapine drug is used to cushion the effect of HIV among paediatrics. The Taraba State Chairman of Person Living With HIV/AIDS, Abraham Johnson, who made this known yesterday, felt dejected at the way and manner government has continued to treat children living with the condition with kid glove Read more

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