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Kinshasa, DRC: HIV-positive people wait until ‘death’s door before coming to receive treatment
“No time to lose”: Rapid tests at local clinics desperately needed to prevent aids deaths
Hundreds of thousands of people continue to die from advanced HIV, also known as AIDS, because countries are still ill-equipped to detect and treat people suffering through advanced stages of the disease, according to a new report released today by medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Delays in responding quickly to treatment failures and interruptions jeopardise recent progress in reducing HIV deaths.
Myanmar: Clinic closure marks milestone for HIV treatment
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India: "A better approach is to observe and learn in the beginning"
Kayla Dawson is a Canadian mental health specialist on assignment with MSF in India. She blogs about her first impressions in India...
The first few weeks in India were a whirlwind. I arrived in Delhi in the middle of the night, and have several briefings in a highly jetlagged state over several days. It turns out that there are quite a few Canadian field workers in projects in India (I believe 5-6, including myself) and was happy to connect with one during my time in Delhi.
HIV positive children in DRC: A painful invisible journey
There are an estimated 51,000 children potentially living with HIV in DRC, but only 34 % of them are receiving treatment. Since 2002, MSF’s HIV project in Kinshasa provides testing, treatment and psychosocial support for people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as advocate for an improved HIV response in the country. By February 2019, 370 children living with HIV were also being followed on an outpatient basis by MSF’s HIV project.