Access to Diagnosis & Treatment

The government of India has authorized free treatment for any Indian living with HIV/AIDS, yet social and cultural barriers prevent women from taking advantage of the available services. In Malawi, the government is providing anti-retroviral therapy to all HIV+ pregnant women, in an effort to prevent maternal to child transmission. The U.S. government has played a key role in providing treatment to millions of people living with HIV around the world, so that by the end of 2013 over 6 million HIV positive people will be on treatment through U.S. funds alone. Community based efforts to remove the stigma around HIV/AIDS, to provide accurate education on modes of treatment and prevention, and to encourage testing are necessary in order to improve access to diagnosis and treatment.

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