Deputy Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya attends to the first patient Ms Eustance Chiyumba at the newly opened Muunyumabisi Health Post in Monze District yesterday. The Health Post was constructed by Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited of India.
Deputy Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya attends to the first patient Ms Eustance Chiyumba at the newly opened Muunyumabisi Health Post in Monze District yesterday. The Health Post was constructed by Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited of India.

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.

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  1. It could be true as Zambians are being used as guinea pigs. Last time it was elephantisis saga and now injectable ARVs.

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    • The truth is that the data about national HIV infection rates is being doctored to make it much higher than it is. They’ve done this by adding PMTC women to the national figure, so they could come up with a 13% national infection rate.

      Meanwhile, just across the border in the Congo DRC, the 2007 DHS, which was large (14,000 people) and nationally representative, showed an infection rate of 1.3%, 0.9% for men, 1.6% for women.

      The discrepancy is about who gets tested, and how many tests are used. The truth is, there is no generalized heterosexual HIV epidemic, anywhere in the world.

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    • In Zambia, almost as many women from PMTCT programmes were tested as members of the general population, and the national data therefore is merely a reflection of the data from the PMTCT program, not the general population.

      Source:

      ZAMBIA COUNTRY REPORT
      Monitoring the Declaration of Commitment on HIV and AIDS and the Universal Access
      Biennial Report

      SUBMITTED TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
      SPECIAL SESSION ON AIDS Declaration of Commitment
      Reporting period: January 2008 – December 2009
      MARCH 31st 2010

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      Also, in PMTCT surveys, when more than 10% of samples test positive on a first P24 EIA, in surveys, no further tests are done. This also (massively) skews the data upward, because false positives are not filtered out by more tests, like the P55 EIA.

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  2. Ubupina no kutekwa ne mpofu mu bongo leads to this no sense.Kagem Mine was stopped to sell Gemstones out of this Country by HE MCS MHRIP but the vissionless Presido was easily conviced & Lifted the Ban!Even if they can deny it is happening in this Country coz our leaders love money than the they lead.Stupid PF Govt indeed!

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  3. South Africans use ARV’S for smoking like cocain, Just crush the pills and add to your tobacco and marijuana to get high and forget your sorrows.

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  4. Yes if i may ask also, sondashi formula has it gone to sleep as said in a Bemba proverb ilyashi lyaliya akapande kamile…

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  5. This is a trick and people should not fall for it. There is no known cure yet for HIV/AIDS. Injectable drugs are dangerous. do not accept them even if government tries to offer them for free. If given and a reaction takes effect, there is no reverse treatment to counteract the process. HIV/AIDS is a prion disease and it mutates and the virus cannot be destroyed by heating, freezing or any other way. It is safer to take the cocktail drug to reduce the infection in the blood.
    Sondashi’s formula is fake – if it worked it would have been on the market by now. Even the developed countries have not found a cure yet. STAY SAFE

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  6. I hope they got consent from the lady whom they are using her picture online. People have a right to say yes or no and against the law to just upload a photo without a signed consent.

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  7. Health is not just physical health, but also mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. An important part of the healing process for me is to be active in HIV/AIDS education, support and advocacy. I volunteer in a number of HIV/AIDS organizations, and in particular Positive Women, because the impact of HIV /AIDS on women is very different than from men. As once a positive person, I will forever be grateful to God Almighty and Doctor lucky to reach me when i thought it is all over, Today am happy with my family living free after the medical doctor have confirmed my HIV status Negative, I have never in my life believed that HIV could be cured by any herbal medicine, I want to make sure that HIV never happens to anyone else. We can’t prevent HIV by punishment, by stigma and discrimination…

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