No new HIV strains likely
THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH has assured the public that Barbados’ progress in its national HIV prevention and control campaign has minimised the likelihood of resistant strains of HIV occurring here.
This assurance from the Ministry of Health which said yesterday in a release that actions taken include the identification of HIV cases; linking those cases to care; and providing HIV-specific drugs.
Senior Medical Officer of Health Dr Anton Best, was responding to the discovery of a new HIV strain in Cuba, which is causing patients to progress to full-blown AIDS within three years of becoming infected with HIV, as opposed to up to 10 years with other strains. (BGIS)
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