Government launches Test & Treat policy for HIV patients

Posted on:29 Apr 2017 12:43:05
Government launches Test & Treat policy for HIV patients
29 April 2017 Current Affairs:

  • Union Health Minister JP Nadda has launched the Test and Treat policy for providing treatment to patients suffering from Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

  • The government will provide Anti- Retroviral Therapy (ART) treatment to the patients free of cost.

  • HIV destroys the CD4 T cells in the body that strengthen immunity. People with HIV, who have a CD4 cell count below 200, are at significant risk of developing serious illnesses, and the government currently provides free treatment to people with a count of 400 and below.


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