Antiretroviral treatment

Doctor raises concern on lack of HIV drugs

Professor Glen Mola, the head of the discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of PNG, posted on Facebook that they heard during a Port Moresby General Hospital staff meeting that the many thousands of HIV positive people on treatment may not have any medicine to take.

HIV prevention goes beyond access to services

The United Nations Population Fund executive director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, says progress on prevention has stagnated.

“Since 2010, the annual number of new infections among adults has remained unchanged,” says Dr Osotimehin in a statement.

“Antiretroviral treatment has reached more than 18 million people in 2016 and has saved millions of lives and reduced the risk of new infections. But treatment alone cannot stop the spread of HIV.