Community must play a much greater role in HIV treatment delivery especially for people being left behind

UNAIDS 20 April 2015 - Strengthening and expanding community-based approaches to delivering HIV treatment is vital to the long-term success of the AIDS response, according to a report launched on 20 April by Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) and UNAIDS.

The report highlights MSF’s innovative approaches to the critical challenge of how to scale up treatment to ensure that people living with HIV have access to antiretroviral therapy through ways that fit in with their daily lives.

Taking place in London, on the occasion of the Board Meeting of the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health and of the Strategy and Coordination Group of Every Woman Every Child initiative, the launch was an opportunity to show that the meaningful involvement of the community in antiretroviral therapy delivery, adherence and retention initiatives works. It was emphasized that the scale-up of financing and implementation of community-based service delivery will be essential to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

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