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Campaign to deliver AIDS drugs to 3 million will miss end of year target

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 30 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:10
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. Washington

    The ambitious goal of providing antiretroviral treatment to three million people living with HIV/AIDS in low and middle income countries by the end of 2005 is not likely to be met, an interim report says. The report, published this week by the World Health Organization and UNAIDS, estimates that a million people currently are receiving the treatment. This is an increase from 400 000 when the initiative began in December 2003 but short of the milestone of 1.6 million.

    Estimates are that 6.5 million people worldwide would benefit from getting anti-HIV treatment. “We are going to get to three million, though …

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