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Shortage of ARVs Hits Cameroon HIV/AIDS Patients

The government of Cameroon says it cannot supply anti-retrovirals to half of the patients who need them because of a drastic shortage of the drugs.  Health officials say the number of people receiving the anti-AIDS drug has soared from about 28,000 in 1998 to about 200,000 this year, but government assistance to treat HIV/AIDS has remained stagnant.    At a Cameroon meeting of the Association of People Living with AIDS, members say there is a critical shortage of ...

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