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Tue, Jul 21
The ketchup packet-shaped drug saving babies from HIV
Inside a foil sachet, which looks more at home in a fast-food restaurant, an exact dose of antiretroviral medicine is helping to protect newborn babies against the threat of infection from their HIV-positive mothers.
Rosa’s family considers her dead after they found out she lives with HIV.
“They even built a tomb in a cemetery here in Guayaquil (in Ecuador) and take flowers to it every month,” she says.
Rosa, however, is happy, because her one-year-old baby is about to be declared free of HIV.