New therapies have had great benefits for people living with HIV/AIDS, but looming funding cuts could undo many of the gains.
Improvements in the field of HIV/AIDS care and treatment have been undeniable and impressive over the past 10 years. However, 9 million people across the world in need of urgent treatment still do not have access to this life-saving care. Despite this, some international donors are now capping or even reducing their funding for HIV drugs.
The cost of HIV drugs has dropped enormously. Not long ago, treatment was something which was only available to the wealthy. But now, more than 4 million people around the world are being treated with antiretrovirals or ARVs, an effective form of treatment that allows HIV patients to live a long and healthy life.