New Delhi: August 13, 2010
India is providing over three lakh patients free HIV treatment at 281 centres spread across the country, parliament. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Health Dinesh Trivedi said that the government is already providing free first line treatment to HIV patients since April 2004. "At present, a total of 335,232 patients are receiving free ART (antiretroviral therapy) at 281 centres as on June 2010," he said. While 312,451 adults are getting this therapy, about 20,302 children are on ART, he added.
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