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HIV/AIDS affects six million people in sub-Saharan Africa

by Archives December 3, 2003

According to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), “six million people infected with HIV in the developing world need access to anti-retroviral therapy (ART) to survive. Only 400,000 have this access.”

Doctors without Borders is an non-governmental organization working to provide this access. McGill University medical anthropologist, Dr.Vinh Kim Nguyen, works with Doctors without Borders in Burkina Faso. He talked about the importance of treatment and accessibility to medication to alleviate the AIDS pandemic in Africa in a lecture at the Universit

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