Healthcare Organizations Worry About Growing HIV Resistance to Drugs
Healthcare organizations that are supporting people living with HIV/AIDS which includes People in Need Agency Uganda (PINA-U) and Aids Healthcare foundation, have urged the Ministry of Health to come out and clarify the government’s plans to initiate third line treatment for patients who have failed second line treatment.
Moses Nsubuga, the executive director People In Need Agency Uganda (PINA-U) says, the exclusive sources shows that the ministry has already setup a technical working committee to work on initiating the third line intervention, but if it’s true, the ministry should engage them in fighting the cause.
The two years study code named, Managing Using Latest Technologies to Save People Who Have Failed Second Line at Joint clinical research center, has over 270 Ugandans that have failed second line treatment
The organizations also want the government to come up with more innovative ways of ensuring people living with HIV/AIDS adhere to in taking their drugs. They say many of people living with HIV especially children have become drug resistant because they have poor adherence in taking their drugs.