Puerto Rico to Strengthen AIDS Treatment Program

Posted on July 21, 2007. Filed under: Health/Wellness, News & Politics, The Caribbean |

“Puerto Rico’s AIDS treatment program, hit by drug shortages in recent months, will be aggressively revamped to ensure patients in the U.S. territory receive medication without delays, the governor announced Tuesday.

The program aims to provide anti-retroviral drug therapy for thousands of HIV/AIDS sufferer but has faltered recently due to a forced rationing of free medicine for hundreds of patients. Advocates blame the shortages on mismanagement.

SOURCE: http://www.iht.com


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