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80,000 HIV-positive CB residents not on ART

PRISCILLA CHIPULU, Ndola
MORE than 80,000 people living with HIV on the Copperbelt are not on antiretroviral therapy (ART), the Ministry of Health has said.
Speaking during the provincial epidemics preparedness meeting yesterday, Copperbelt director of health Alex Makupe said the ministry is expected to place 260,000 HIV-positive people in the province on ART by 2021.
He said of the targeted 260,000 people, 190,000 are already on ART treatment.
Dr Makupe, however, said over 80,000 HIV-positive people are not on treatment, describing the situation is worrying.http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/

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