Achieving and Sustaining Universal Access to antiretrovirals in Rural Areas: The primary health care approach to HIV services in Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape

The HIV/AIDS programme in Lusikisiki, a partnership between Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the Department of Health of the Eastern Cape, has managed to achieve universal access to antiretroviral therapy in one of the most under-resourced and disadvantaged areas of South Africa without compromising on quality.

There are currently 2,200 people receiving antiretroviral therapy in Lusikisiki, which represents universal coverage of the need for the last year.