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Zambia first African country to offer injectable PrEP for HIV

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Zambia has become the first African country to offer long acting Injectable Cabotegravir (CAB-LA) for PrEP that will be available to people 16 years and above.

This is an injection meant for H.I.V. negative people but at a high risk of contracting the disease.

Speaking at the launch at Mwanjuni Health Post in Chibombo District, Minister of Health, Sylvia Masebo says the step is a new dimension of protection that will help end H.I.V. in Zambia.

According to Diamond TV, the roll out will be done in a phased-up manner and the first will cover Lusaka, Chibombo, Mazabuka, Kitwe and Nakonde Districts.


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