Question: How much does ARVs cost?

HIV care involves a type of medication called antiretroviral therapy (ART) and regular visits with your doctor. One study estimated that costs of this care could run anywhere between $1,800 to $4,500 each month during a persons lifetime.

How much are ARVs in Kenya?

The results show that the average annual unit cost of an adult on ARVs is Ksh 12,032.36 (US$115.7). The unit cost varies by regimen type, with the unit cost of an adults first-line regimen being Ksh 9,501.44 (US$91.4) per year, compared to Ksh 26,499.20 (US$254.8) for second-line.

Is there a shortage of ARVs in Kenya?

Kenya is experiencing an acute shortage of antiretroviral drugs or ARVs. USAID, which exports the ARVs, halted supply through the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa). USAID accuses Kemsa of corruption and mismanagement. Health facilities are now having to ration out dwindling supplies.

What are the side effects of ARVs?

Other side effects from antiretroviral drugs can include:hypersensitivity or allergic reactions, with symptoms such as fever, nausea, and vomiting.bleeding.bone loss.heart disease.high blood sugar and diabetes.lactic acidosis (high lactic acid levels in the blood)kidney, liver, or pancreas damage.More items

What are the different types of antiretroviral drugs?

Classes of ARTs include the following:Nucleoside or nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)Nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs)Protease inhibitors (PIs)Integrase inhibitors (IIs)Fusion inhibitors (FIs)Chemokine receptor antagonists (CRAs)More items

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