The recent report on AIDS in South Africa, where Doctors Without Borders has been providing AIDS treatment for 10 years, lays out stark policy choices its government must make in order to reduce AIDS deaths and avert millions of infections in the next 20 years.
Of the 33 million people living with AIDS worldwide, only 4 million are on treatment. We have an update from Emi McLean, director of the access to essential medicines campaign for the international humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders.
“The political winds have changed,” said Sharonann Lynch, chief author of the Doctors Without Borders report. “And I don’t believe for a minute it’s just the economic downturn. I think world leaders feel the heat is off and they’re fatigued.”