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Pharmaceutical corporation ViiV must make ground-breaking HIV prevention injection affordable and available

MSF calls on ViiV to urgently dismantle barriers to access for long-acting cabotegravir Geneva, 29 November 2022 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today called on pharmaceutical corporation ViiV to urgently dismantle the barriers hindering broad access to the...

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HIV/AIDS in the DRC: Behind the progress, huge challenges remain

In 2002, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams opened the first outpatient treatment centre offering free care to people living with HIV in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Twenty years later, while great progress has been achieved in the...

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The healing touch

MSF has been working in Bihar since 2007. Our activities have seen a gradual transition to focus on people living with advanced HIV and life-threatening opportunistic infections at Guru Gobind Singh Hospital in Patna, Bihar. For the unversed, patients with...

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World AIDS Day: Why are people living with HIV still dying of AIDS in India?

It is unacceptable that people living with HIV are still dying because the tests, treatment and care for life-threatening infections are not available Today on World AIDS Day, we mark four decades when mysterious illnesses started to take lives that...

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Cryptococcal meningitis: This World AIDS Day, it’s time to recognise an outsider

By Amir Shroufi, MSF South Africa Outsiders seldom get the attention they deserve. When it comes to conservation, for example, a few popular species attract most of the available funding – the rhino overshadows riverine rabbit. In the arts, jazz and...

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Breakthrough in treatment of HIV-related cryptococcal meningitis gives Gilead another opportunity to fulfil its promise to scale up access to lifesaving drug

Today, as preliminary AMBITION trial results demonstrated a breakthrough in treatment of HIV-related cryptococcal meningitis, simplifying and shortening treatment by using a single dose of liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) in combination with existing oral therapy, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders...

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HIV is in a state of silent crisis in Central African Republic

Some 38 million people in the world are living with HIV/AIDS, over two-thirds of them in sub-Saharan Africa [1]. While Central African Republic (CAR) is considered a low HIV prevalence country compared to many southern African countries, it is in a particularly critical situation,...

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Manipur: Working with HIV and TB patients in remote areas

By Edoardo Nicolotti, Project Coordinator, Manipur After working in Nepal for several years when I got the opportunity to work in Manipur, I was really excited. In my mind, I had the impression that Manipur would be very similar to...

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HIV/AIDS: AIDS death toll stagnating due to lack of testing at community level

KIGALI/BRUSSELS – 1 DECEMBER 2019 — Hundreds of thousands of people continue to die from advanced HIV, also known as AIDS, because countries are still ill-equipped to detect and treat people suffering through advanced stages of the disease, according to a new...

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Manipur: “Don’t give up, be positive”

Images by Jan-Joseph Stok It was in the year 2013, when 33-year-old Sinruwng Bejoy Anal learnt he was HIV positive. At first he had problems coping with his illnesses and was full of fear, but now he knows how to...

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Manipur: Providing patient-centered HIV, TB, and hepatitis care to patients

When Thongsei Lupho, 44, first started feeling unwell, he suspected he had contracted Tuberculosis. He visited MSF’s clinic in Moreh, on the Indo-Myanmar border, where he was diagnosed with HIV. Lupho had used drugs in the past to gain social...

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UNAIDS update: High ongoing AIDS mortality reminds us that the fight against HIV is far from over

Brussels / Geneva / Johannesburg - 770 000 people died of HIV worldwide in 2018. These are disturbing figures in the UNAIDS Global Aids Update 2019 released today in Eshowe, South Africa. Timely use of effective diagnostic tools and medicines to...

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