Married couples advised to adhere to treatment


Lundazi District Commissioner, Janet Mvula, has challenged married couples on Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to adhere to treatment if Lundazi district is to attain zero new infections.

And Mrs Mvula has called on the Ministry of Health to strengthen and scale up Male Circumcision (MC) in the district in order to reduce the spread of HIV.

ZANIS in Lundazi reports Mrs Mvula made the challenge during this year’s commemoration of World AIDS Day, whose theme was ‘Getting to zero in Zambia, zero new infections, zero HIV/AIDS deaths, zero stigma and discrimination held at Kakumba School yesterday.

She said married couples on who are on ARV treatment should always adhere to medical treatment and the Ministry of Health should scale up male circumcision if this year’s theme was to be achieved.

Meanwhile, Lundazi District Medical Officer, Paul Mulenga, has challenged health workers to be ethical in handling disposable medical equipment to avoid external contaminations to innocent people.

And when giving testimony, a person living with HIV Ospina Ndlovu of Mphamba village, advised people on treatment to strictly follow advice from medical staff on how to take drugs to reduce new infections and HIV and AIDS related deaths.