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Author Topic: _Only 16% of HIV+ received treatment in Asia.  (Read 1065 times)

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Offline Ihavehope

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_Only 16% of HIV+ received treatment in Asia.
« on: April 02, 2007, 11:22:14 AM »
HIV Infections in Asia Could More Than Double in 5 Years

March 30, 2007

Today at the Southeast Asia Sub-Regional workshop in Manila, UNAIDS' independent Commission on AIDS in Asia warned the number of HIV infections in the region could increase more than two-fold to 20 million over the next five years.

The region currently has around 8.6 million HIV cases and about 500,000 annual AIDS deaths. While the resulting regional financial losses are estimated at $10 billion annually, the economic cost of HIV/AIDS is predicted to rise as high as $29 billion a year if more is not done to combat the epidemic within the next five years.

UNAIDS data show that while the number of people in the region receiving antiretroviral therapy has more than tripled since 2003, just 16 percent of those in need in Asia are on treatment. Thailand is the only regional country providing treatment to at least 50 percent of those in need, UNAIDS added.

http://thebody.com/cdc/news_updates_archive/2007/mar30_07/asia_hiv.html
« Last Edit: April 02, 2007, 11:29:38 AM by Ihavehope »
Infected: April 2005
12/6/06 - Diagnosed HIV positive
12/19/06 - CD4 = 240  22% VL = 26,300
1/4/07 - CD4 = 200 16% VL = ?
2/9/07 = Started Kaletra/Truvada
3/13/07 = CD4 = 386 22% VL ?

Offline Val

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Re: _Only 16% of HIV+ received treatment in Asia.
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2007, 05:00:30 PM »
I suppose Joe could tell us more about this serious problem in Asia.  What a shame, though!

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