Tuesday, July 8, 2008

U.S.-Kenyan Farm Project Helps HIV/AIDs Sufferers

Doctors say regular, nutritious meals are vital to the success of anti-retroviral drugs that treat HIV/AIDs. But in Kenya, many people with AIDs cannot afford nutritious food, so the drug treatments are less effective. Now, Kenya's Moi University and Indiana University in the United States have launched a program to give "nutrition prescriptions" to HIV-positive patients who lack access to good food. As Cathy Majtenyi reports, the "prescriptions" are coming from farms run by the program.