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.
All of her health. For all of her life.