ARV shortage bites harder

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The shortage of Anti-Retroviral drugs in several hospitals is real.

People living with HIV/AIDS say that they are already feeling the pinch with many being turned away by doctors.

The National Forum of People Living with HIV/AIDS advocacy officer, Margret Happy says Busia district has been worst hit with hospitals now running to nearby clinics.

She is now appealing to the ministry of health and the National Medical Stores to identify the affected districts and send drugs as soon as possible.

Last week state health minister, Elioda Tumwesigye acknowledged the shortage attributing it to the increasing numbers of new cases of HIV infection.