UNAIDS strategy goal by 2015:
- Universal access to antiretroviral therapy for people living with HIV who are eligible for treatment.
More than 5.2 million people living with HIV are receiving HIV treatment. Increased access to treatment has made an extraordinary impact on HIV-related mortality, enabling people to lead healthy lives. However, more than 10 million people living with HIV are still waiting for life-saving treatment. UNAIDS calls for Treatment 2.0 to simplify the way HIV treatment is currently provided and to scale up access to life-saving medicines. Also needed, scaling up treatment coverage, bridging the gap between sexual and reproductive health and HIV, integrating nutritional support within treatment programmes, and increasing the number of skilled and equipped health workers.
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