Working to Break the Chain: Fighting HIV/AIDS in Arua, Uganda
August 01, 2007
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began an HIV/AIDS clinic at Arua Hospital in the West Nile region of northern Uganda in 2001. Today, MSF provides antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to more than 3,000 people living with HIV/AIDS here.
Treating patients co-infected with HIV and tuberculosis (TB) for both diseases simultaneously has become an essential part of the mission, as TB is the most common cause of HIV deaths.
MSF staff also work to stop the spread of HIV from mother to child and to get treatment to people living in rural areas.