MSD urges punishment against anti-ARV rhetoric

PALAPYE: Professional sales representative for Merck Sharpe and Dohme (MSD) Sub-Sahara Africa in Botswana, Barulaganye Sebape has called on government to introduce legislation to deal with people who encourage others to stop using ARV medication.

Sebape told Mmegi this week that some people who claim to cure HIV/AIDS have made people quit using ARVs.He said a  patients' health then deteriorates and they die. He stated that finding a cure for HIV/AIDS is not expected anytime soon because the virus keeps on changing.

He stated that the government spends a lot of money on medication and it is disappointing to have it thrown away. MSD is a pharmaceutical company that manufactures gene-based medicines, including ARV drugs, issued at health facilities. It also provides training to pharmacy technicians, nurses and doctors to make sure that they dispense medication safely. 

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