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Another option for HIV patients

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Another option for HIV patients

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THE BARBADOS Family Planning Association (BFPA) has become the first community-based organisation to offer treatment to those who test positive for HIV.

The initiative means that HIV+ patients have another option, other than Government’s Ladymeade Reference Unit, where they can receive life-saving medication.

This was revealed by the executive director Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland at the BFPA’s 63rd annual awards ceremony at the Radisson Aquatica on Friday night.

She said the BFPA had received a $750 000 grant from USAID and the Family Health International 360 (FHI 360) to assist with its programming. (HLE)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.