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‘Watch Out: Pork  Eaters Unknowingly Consuming ARVs’- Study

‘Watch Out: Pork Eaters Unknowingly Consuming ARVs’- Study

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By Keefa Nuwahereza A new study has revealed that thousands of people who eat pork  in Uganda are unknowingly  exposed to Efavirenz and Nevirapine, both ARV-drugs, which farmers feeds to pigs so as to accelerate their growth. The recent study conducted by Dr. Ritah Nakato, a researcher at the School of Biomedical Sciences, at Makerere University College of Health Science, indicates that pork consumers face adverse health complications as a result of consuming ARVs yet they are not HIV+.    Some of the ARVS being fed to pigs She warns of the emergence of drug resistant strains of HIV in Uganda because of the indirect exposure of pork consumers to sub–optimal doses of HIV treatments or ARVs. Results of the study published in the official journal of the Interna...
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