A Malawi woman who was wrongly diagnosed and has been taking ARVs for three years is expected to get compesnsation from the government.

The woman, identified as Agnes Jumbe, was diagnosed by a health facility in her home district of Mulanje in the southern Malawi in 2014 and put on ARVs.

But after another test later in 2017, the woman tested HIV negative, prompting her to drag the government to court for compensation.

Through her lawyers, Jumbe claimed that she went through difficult times during the three years, including being dumped by her husband due to her wrongly perceived status.

Her lawyer, William Chiwaya, told the local media Thursday that during their mediation before the Lilongwe High Court Judge Ivy Kamanga, lawyer for the office of the Attorney General Aristotle Mahonga agreed that the government would pay the woman.

Justice Ministry spokesperson Pilirani Masanjala also confirmed to the local media that “the two parties have agreed on the go ahead and what remains is to agree on compensations amount and terms.” Enditem


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