Strawberry-flavoured HIV Medication for Kid’s Tastebuds

An exciting development is the introduction of ‘delicious’ strawberry-flavoured paediatric antiretrovirals (ARVs) for children that will address a key barrier to the effective treatment of HIV-positive children.  Many caregivers, healthcare workers, and everyone involved in HIV will know that the current HIV medication tastes awful!

This has created so many challenges when children refuse to take the medication or spit it out.  This syrup will encourage more children living with HIV to take their life-saving medication – transform their lives and enable them to lie as long and healthily as those who don’t have HIV.

The video below of eNCA’s interview with Dr. Leon Levin, one of many HIV experts in South Africa provides more information on this ground-breaking development.

Interview with Dr Levin

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