Global attention needed to prevent and treat AIDS in antiretroviral era.

24 July 2017

An unacceptably high number of people continue to develop and die of AIDS and other related diseases across sub-Saharan Africa. They remain left out of the global HIV response without access to treatment that prevents AIDS or the medical care they need.

MSF calls for the wide implementation of new WHO guidelines for advanced HIV and strengthened hospital-based care, along with reinforced methods to keep as many patients as possible under effective treatment at the community, primary and secondary health care levels.

Policy makers, international organisations, ministries of health, donors and partner organisations in both high and low HIV prevalence settings must increase investment and funding of new packages of care for neglected and vulnerable groups, as well as the registration and supply of affordable treatments for opportunistic infections.

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