Africa:
ARVs a Bitter Pill to Swallow for Ugandan Children

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KAMPALA - Non-adherence of HIV treatment by children is a major concern in Uganda, where around 35,500 children are on HIV treatment.
 
According to Ugandan researcher Rachel Kuwuma not knowing why they needed medicine was a big reason for non-adherence in young people.

Dr Solomie Jebessa, from the African Network for Care of Children Affected by HIV/AID, says the consequences of children not taking their medicine properly can be fatal because the disease progresses much faster in children compared to adults.

In Uganda, in 2012, just one in three children who needed ARVs received them, according to United Nations data. (END//2014)

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