AIDS in era of antiretrovirals

Confronting the deadly pandemic

An estimated 1 million people die each year from HIV/AIDS, while nearly 2 million people become newly infected with the virus.

Approximately 36.9 million people were living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) at the end of 2017, the majority of them in sub-Saharan Africa. While there is no cure for HIV/AIDS, a combination of drugs, known as antiretrovirals (ARVs), enable people to live longer, healthier lives. The cost of first-line drugs are now cheaper than ever, but efforts are still needed to ensure everyone who is living with HIV receives treatment. Over 15 million people missed out on receiving treatment in 2017.


MSF Access Campaign

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AIDS data put South Africa at the epicenter of epidemic

Project Update 21 Mar 2001

Media campaign aimed at stigma of AIDS

Press Release 19 Mar 2001

New HIV/AIDS project in Nchengele district

Project Update 18 Mar 2001
Access to medicines

Yes, drugs for the poor - and patents as well

In the Media 22 Feb 2001

AIDS triple therapy for less than $1 per day

Press Release 7 Feb 2001

Offer to Africa On AIDS Drug

Press Release 7 Feb 2001

US action at WTO threatens Brazil's successful Aids programme

Press Release 1 Feb 2001

MSF basic information

Project Update 1 Jan 2001

MSF says pharmaceutical industry must keep its promise

Project Update 5 Dec 2000

We produce important research based on our field experience. So far, we have published articles in over 100 peer-reviewed journals. These articles have often changed clinical practice and have been used for humanitarian advocacy. Read all our HIV/AIDS-related articles on our dedicated Field Research website.

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