Global good news: many more treated.
This success reflects increased funding from the U.S. PEPFAR program, the Global Fund, and others. It also reflects the determination of many local governments, and the success in rapidly scaling up treatment delivery in countries with little medical infrastructure.
A major problem is the lack of treatment for children, due in large part to the expense and lack of medicine in pediatric liquid form that can be dosed properly. One of six people who die of AIDS are children--but only one of 20 who get treatment are children.
More progress will also be needed in the three countries that together account for 41% of the total treatment need: India, Nigeria, and South Africa.
A press release on the new report is at http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2005 /pr07/en/index.html
The full text of the report, "3 by 5" Progress Report: December 2004, can be downloaded at http://www.who.int/3by5/progressreport05/en/
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|Publication:||AIDS Treatment News|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jan 28, 2005|
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