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Increased number of HIV patients missing ARVs worries CSOs in Kikuube District

A patient displays ARV drugs (file Photo)

KIKUUBE, UGANDA: Civil Society Organizations – CSOs in Kikuube District have expressed their concern over the increased number of HIV patients who miss ARVs.

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This was revealed by Dr. Ssenyonjo one of the staff members of Baylor Uganda Care and Treatment while celebrating the international Aids day for Kikuube District which was extended to the 10th of December 2021 at Sir Tito Winyi playground in Kikuube town council.

According to Dr. Ssenyonjo, in the report released in December 2021, Kikuube District has over 7328 people registered to acquire ARVs but over 1088 HIV patients are not known where they are hence suspecting to be longer treatment and this brings fear to the doctors since the missing of their dosage may affect their life.

Gloria Nyamukiza the team leader for the fight against Aids in Kikuube District also expressed much concern about the increased cases of mistreatment of people leaving with HIV in Kikuube District.
“The mistreatment of these people has lowered our efforts of achieving our goal of chasing away HIV in Uganda by 2030”. Nyamukiza said

Meanwhile, Peter Banura the Kikuube District chairperson urged Ugandans to go for medical check-ups so as to know their status and those found HIV positive go for treatment and will help them to leave longer and continue with their daily activities.

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