AIDS Patients Likely to Die – MSF

AIDS patients likely to die while waiting for ARVs, says MSF

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned that some 15 000 AIDS victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo are likely to die, waiting for lifesaving drugs in the next three years.

Medical coordinator, Anja De Weggheleire, says that the estimate of 15 000 dead in three years is horrifying but represents only the tip of the iceberg, since most victims don't even know they are infected.

In its report, MSF has called for Congo's government to meet its commitment to provide free treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS. It further calls on donors to immediately mobilise resources to ensure that patients waiting for antiretroviral treatment are not condemned to die.

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Source: 
Mail & Guardian

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