Gauteng health dept confirms low supply of HIV treatment drug
But the health department's Steve Mabona insists there is no crisis.
JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Health Department has confirmed that there is a low supply of the HIV treatment drug, lamivudine.
The department says the drug is available in a 150 gram dosage, instead of the usual 300 grams.
This comes after the Treatment Action Campaign said it was investigating reports of a shortage at Gauteng health facilities.
However, health department spokesperson Steve Mabona says there is no crisis.
"It's a matter of low supply, but we are making sure that we rectify the issue."