Research article |

Rationing Antiretroviral Therapy in Africa - Treating Too Few, Too Late

Authors: Nathan Ford, Edward Mills and Alexandra Calmy

The past 6 years have seen striking advances in access to antiretroviral therapy in Africa. From 2002 onward, the international drive to scale up antiretroviral treatment gained considerable momentum, most notably with the establishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, the “3 by 5” Initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Today, an estimated 3 million people in the developing world are receiving antiretroviral therapy.