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Reversing AIDS? How Advances Are Being Held Back by Funding Shortages

Over ten years after Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began providing antiretroviral treatment to a limited number of people in urgent need of treatment, some MSF projects have been able to reach and maintain ‘universal access’ to treatment. MSF has witnessed time and again how treatment dramatically reduces illness and deaths in the communities in which we work.

Yet today, more than ever before, the global response to HIV/AIDS is at a crossroads.

This briefing document comprehensively explains what has happened, why and the impact; it also includes in-depth country profiles on the current state of their HIV treatment programs and potential impact of the GF funding short fall on the following affected countries where MSF works: DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


This document was updated 8 February 2012.