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Empty Shelves Come Back Tomorrow: ARV stockouts undermine efforts to fight HIV

Despite large investments in supply chain reforms,ARV stock outs negatively constrain patients’ ability to consistently adhere to their medication in sub-Saharan Africa. Problems faced now in the supply chain should be addressed urgently if we want to achieve the targets with quality. Stock outs can be prevented or solved through regular active monitoring, when a reactive response and security stocks are available.