May 25, 2010

Backtracking on HIV Treatment

The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) published a report that illustrates the effects of spending cuts in HIV Treatment, it can be found on their website. The crux of the issue here is that if funding continues to stagnate and decline we run the risk of reversing the positive strides taken over the last seven years in HIV treatment. 

It's heart wrenching to think of sick people being turned away from clinics or having to stand in line for hours waiting for medicine. 

27/5 Update

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has also released a study that looked into AIDS programmes in eight African countries, and found the effects of funding cuts widespread.

“Uncertainty and unreliability of donor funding has stalled the enrollment of new patients in treatment sites and put the supply of anti-retroviral medicines (ARVs) at risk in the medium to long term”. 


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