SEVEN AFRICAN COUNTRIES DRAMATICALLY CUT CHILDHOOD HIV INFECTIONS

Seven African Countries Dramatically Cut Childhood HIV Infections

Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia have all made great strides in reducing new HIV infections in children. Since 2009, these seven countries have cut the number in half. Much of this success is the result of programs to getantiretroviral medications to HIV-positive pregnant women, thereby preventing the virus’ transmission to their offspring. Still, across most high-priority countries inAfrica, including those named above, access to AIDS drugs for pediatric patients remains “unacceptably low,” with only 30 percent of HIV-positive children getting the treatment they need. More… Discuss

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5 responses to “SEVEN AFRICAN COUNTRIES DRAMATICALLY CUT CHILDHOOD HIV INFECTIONS

  1. This is very good news. Recently I visited Panama and found out that there is a government program in place who gives people who have HIV all of their needed medications at no cost and these people are doing quite well. I personally met with some of the HIV patients and was very impressed.

    • thanks for the heads up: I respect societies that do not let people die in the streets, for lack of providing for state fully sponsored health care, with or without insurance (insurance to start with is a fraud!)

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