Exclusive: India set to run out of critical free drug for HIV/AIDS program

Seema (R), 33, displays an anti-retroviral drug used to treat HIV/AIDS, inside his residence in New Delhi May 16, 2012.By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs program in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, a senior government official said, leaving more than 150,000 sufferers without life-saving drugs for about a month. Missed dosages for long durations can increase patients' drug resistance and result in faster spread of the virus, while changes in medication regimens expose patients to side effects. …



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