Guayaquil Ecuador: IESS hospital has more HIV patients, less medication

Posted on August 29, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Health

Drugs for AIDS patients in the Hospital scarce Teodoro Maldonado Carbo, belonging to the IESS, in Guayaquil. Abacavir and lamivudine are antiretrovirals that are beyond the reach of the sick for six weeks. Therefore, complaints have been filed in the Office of the Ombudsman to demand delivery is restored, fearing a relapse in treatment.The shortage affects not only the center but also to the Infectious Diseases Hospital José Daniel Rodríguez, where the drug Raltegravir is ‘absent’ from Monday. Doctors expressed concern that a month and half ago there was also another flaw in stocks, even if for a short time. Read Article

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