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May 15, 2012

'Devastating Gap' Between Need, Access to HIV Care in Burma

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, or Doctors Without Borders) says that Burma needs increased international funding to save about 120,000 people with HIV who are currently in need of urgent treatment, The Guardian reports. MSF doctors in Burma are seeing a flood of people who are dying of AIDS, but because of a shortage of resources the doctors have had to turn away people who appear too sick to survive. Some pin the hope of scaling up antiretroviral treatment on future grants from the Global Fund to Treat AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria—money that could increase the number of people receiving HIV treatment by tens of thousands in the upcoming years. However, the fund’s decision last year to cancel its next grant-making round has left many disillusioned with the organization’s ability to deliver on its funding promises.

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