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IRIN/PlusNews Examines Earthquake's Impact on Haiti's HIV/AIDS Treatment Program

March 10, 2010

IRIN/PlusNews takes an in-depth look at the earthquake's impact on Haiti's HIV/AIDS treatment program. "The Haitian government estimated that 24,000 Haitians were accessing [antiretrovirals] ARVS before the quake, now, fewer than 40 percent of those on treatment have been able to access ARVs, according a recent UNAIDS situation assessment. Reports by UNAIDS, the World Health Organization and key ARV providers in Haiti paint a picture of uneven treatment access in the early recovery period, and fears of new infections and drug-resistant HIV and tuberculosis (TB) are rising."

The article includes details about ARV treatment disruption. It reports on how GHESKIO, "one of the oldest medical NGOs fighting HIV/AIDS," and Partners In Health have been dealing with the consequences of the quake (3/10).

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