World AIDS Day 2018

December 1, 2018

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Today, on World AIDS Day, we commemorate the progress made in the AIDS response in the past 30 years. According to UNAIDS, 75% of people living with HIV know their HIV status, and 59% (over 21 million people) have access to antiretroviral therapy. However, there are still many problems with the availability and affordability of HIV drugs.

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In Uganda for instance, there is a shortage in the supply of Septrin, one of the essential drugs for treatment of AIDS. Two people living with HIV and the Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) have now sued the government for failing to supply public health centres with this important drug.

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