Global HIV drive hampered without drugs for ‘neglected’ West and Central Africa

By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A global drive to help curb the HIV epidemic by 2020 will fail unless millions of people with the virus in West and Central Africa receive life-saving drugs, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Wednesday. The United Nations AIDS program (UNAIDS) launched a five-year treatment program in 2014 to ensure that by 2020 almost all people with HIV worldwide know their status and receive treatment. The drugs used to treat HIV also help to curb the spread of the virus.
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