Cheap AIDS Drugs Bring Uganda Hope

A new factory by Indian drugmaker Cipla is boosting the local supply of free anti-retroviral treatments for those suffering from HIV
Patients at AIDS clinic in Kasasa, Uganda DAVID ROCKS

Once a month, Jane Nandawula walks seven miles from her home to an AIDS clinic in Kasasa, a ramshackle collection of storefronts and huts clinging to a roadside in southwestern Uganda. There, in a tidy concrete building set back from the highway, she meets friends, gets tips on hygiene, learns about a healthy diet, and picks up her monthly dose of anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs , which help keep her HIV in check. "I was getting sick over and over—fever, coughing, colds," says the mother of five. "But since I've started coming here and getting treatment, I feel much better."

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