Myanmar's HIV crisis

Myanmar has one of highest HIV infection rates in Asia but one of the lowest budgets to deal with the problem.

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    Myanmar has one of the highest HIV infection rates in Asia but one of the lowest budgets to deal with the problem.

    Patients know that the disease is treatabale but the economic, social and political situation prevents them from getting the care they need.

    According to figures, which the government and UN agree on, 74,000 sufferers need anti-retroviral drugs but only 21,000 get them, largely thanks to non governmental organisations.

    Al Jazeera's special Myanmar correspondent reports from Yangon in Myanmar.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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