PREMIUMHIV patients express concern as prescriptions adjusted amid drug shortages in Indonesia

Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here HIV-in-Indonesia ARV HIV-infection HIV-drug-shortages At the beginning of every month, Uka, 43, visits Bungsu Hospital in Bandung, West Java. After testing positive for HIV in 2016, he has taken antiretroviral (ARV) drugs provided by the government.But when he visited a doctor in early March to receive his monthly supply, he found that his prescription had been reduced.“I only received six tenofovir pills. They said stocks were limited,” he said on Monday, although he still received his normal supply of duviral.HIV patients in Indonesia have decried the shortages of ARV drugs, which are provided for free by the Health Ministry. The ministry procures the drugs through importers PT Kimia Farma and PT Indofarma.It is the second time in the past two years that supplies have been depleted at hospitals and clinics, forcing patients to make adjustments that may risk their own health.  Read also: HIV drug s… Facebook Google Linkedin Log in with your social account Topics : read more


Philander career-best six for 42 powers Proteas to 1-0 series lead

first_imgBy Nick SaidCAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) – Seamer Vernon Philander took career-best figures as rampant South Africa claimed a 72-run victory over India on a gripping fourth day of the first Test yesterday.Set 208 for victory, India were skittled out for 135 in 42.4 overs in their second innings on a lively wicket with Philander the chief destroyer recording figures of 6-42.India had looked to seize control of the Test when they bowled South Africa out for 130 in the morning session, but found the home attack on the seamer-friendly wicket too much of a challenge.”I was nervous we did not have enough runs,“ South Africa captain Faf du Plessis told reporters. ”I knew the new ball would be key for us, if we could strike early, we believed we could get through their batting line-up. “But I came in this morning hoping to get a 350 lead and bowl at them tonight, so obviously that did not go to plan.”After day three had been a washout, 18 wickets fell in 64 overs yesterday, all going to seamers. South Africa resumed on 65 for two, but were only able to double their score before they lost their last eight wickets. Mohammed Shami (3-28) and debutant Jasprit Bumrah (3-39) were the pick of the Indian bowlers.Only an attacking 35 from AB de Villiers stemmed the tide to a degree before he was the last man out. South Africa, without injured seamer Dale Steyn who will miss the rest of the series with a heel problem, weathered a first-wicket stand of 30 for India in reply.Shikhar Dhawan (16) was out first, as he sparred a rising deliver from Morne Morkel (2-39) to gully. Philander picked up his first wicket as fellow opener Murali Vijay (13) edged to third slip.SOUTH AFRICA 2nd innings (o/n 65 for 2)A. Markram c Kumar b Pandya 34D. Elgar c Saha b Pandya 25K. Rabada c Kohli b Mohammed Shami 5H. Amla c Sharma b Mohammed Shami 4AB de Villiers c Kumar b Bumrah 35F du Plessis (c) c †Saha b Bumrah 0Q de Kock c Saha b Bumrah 8V. Philander lbw b Mohammed Shami 0K. Maharaj c Saha b Kumar 15M. Morkel c Saha b Kumar 2D. Steyn not out 0Extras: (w-2) 2Total: (41.2 overs) 130 all outFall of wickets: 1-52, 2-59, 3-66, 4-73, 5-82, 6-92, 7-95, 8-122, 9-130. Bowling: B. Kumar 11-5-33-2, J. Bumrah 11.2-1-39-3, M. Shami 12-3-28-3, H. Pandya 6-0-27-2, R. Ashwin 1-0-3-0 .INDIA 2nd innings M. Vijay c de Villiers b Philander 13S. Dhawan c sub. (CH Morris) b Morkel 16C. Pujara c de Kock b Morkel 4V. Kohli (c) lbw b Philander 28R. Sharma b Philander 10W. Saha lbw b Rabada 8H. Pandya c de Villiers b Rabada 1R. Ashwin c de Kock b Philander 37B. Kumar not out 13M. Shami c du Plessis b Philander 4J. Bumrah c du Plessis b Philander 0Extras: (lb-1) 1Total: (all out, 42.2 overs: 135Fall of wickets: 1-30, 2-30, 3-39, 4-71, 5-76, 6-77, 7-82, 8-131, 9-135.Bowling: V. Philander 15.4-4-42-6, M. Morkel 11-1-39-2, K. Rabada 12-2-41-2, K. Maharaj 4-1-12-0.last_img read more