Peo­ple with HIV re­port ‘dra­matic’ reagent deficit

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The as­so­ci­a­tion rep­re­sent­ing peo­ple liv­ing with HIV, the virus which causes AIDS, in Greece have writ­ten to Health Min­is­ter An­dreas Xan­thos to com­plain about ma­jor short­ages in the reagents used in HIV/AIDS tests.

In its sec­ond let­ter to Zer­vos in the past few months, the as­so­ci­a­tion, Pos­i­tive Voice, de­scribed the sit­u­a­tion as “dra­matic” and ap­pealed to the min­is­ter to in­ter­vene. “The health of thou­sands of peo­ple liv­ing with HIV is at risk,” the as­so­ci­a­tion said, not­ing that thou­sands of test re­sults are pend­ing.

Some 5,000 tests are said to be pend­ing at the Athens Med­i­cal School alone.

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