Array of HIV drugs saving lives | News | Al Jazeera

Array of HIV drugs saving lives

Infections in children down by half in South Africa in past four years due to greater availability of affordable drugs.

    More than 34 million people worldwide suffer from HIV. In the 1990s, contracting the virus, which can lead to AIDS, was considered a death sentence. But now an array of drugs may have reversed that.

    In South Africa, HIV drugs have halved new infections among children in the last four years, and are increasingly affordable.

    As a part of Al Jazeera's series on the state of HIV/AIDS, Tarek Bazley looks at the drugs that are saving lives.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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