Health topics

Antiretroviral therapy

 

At the end of 2009, 5.2 million people living in low- and middle-income countries were receiving the life-saving ART.

The latest figures released by WHO suggest a 12-fold increase in the number of people receiving HIV treatment between 2003 and 2009, globally. The single biggest jump—1.2 million people—was recorded in 2009. The Western Pacific Region has experienced a nine-fold increase in the number of people receiving treatment in the last five years.

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