Antiretroviral remedy (ART) is therapy of individuals contaminated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) utilizing anti-HIV drugs.

Antiretroviral remedy (ART) is therapy of individuals contaminated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) utilizing anti-HIV drugs.

The Supreme Court has sought response from the Centre and others on a plea alleging shortage of anti-retroviral drugs for treating HIV sufferers within the nation.

A bench of Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and Hima Kohli issued notice to the Ministry of Health, National AIDS Control Organisation and others on a plea filed by an NGO.

“The petitioners have submitted that there are shortages within the procurement of ART drugs within the nation and the tender for 2021-22, which was due in August 2021, was issued in December 2021 and finally failed. Issue notice, returnable in two weeks,” the bench mentioned.

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Anti-retroviral remedy (ART) is therapy of individuals contaminated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) utilizing anti-HIV drugs.

The high court docket was listening to a plea filed by NGO Indian Network for People residing with HIV/AIDS alleging shortage of antiretroviral drugs within the nation.

The plea contended that non-availability of drugs on the Anti-Retro Viral Therapy Centres of the National AIDS Control Organisation ends in hampering ARV therapy of the individuals residing with HIV/AIDS.

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