GOVERNMENT has distanced itself from allegations that Zambia has started administering injectable Anti-retro virals (ARVs) in some clinics.
This follows unconfirmed reports by members of the public living with HIV/AIDS that the country had started administering injectable ARVs at a fee.
A source said in an interview that the drug being administered in form of injections was introduced as a result of people living with HIV shunning the oral drugs due to side effects.
But Ministry of Health Deputy Minister Chitalu Chilufya denied the allegations saying the ministry had not received any information regarding the matter.
“I am not aware of this injectable ARVs that are being given to patients. If anything, I would have received a report that there is such a thing happening but I know nothing about it,” he said.