WATCH AND LISTEN - Why People Are Still Dying of Advanced HIV

Hundreds of thousands of people continue to die from advanced HIV, also known as Aids, because countries are ill-equipped to detect and treat people suffering through advanced stages of the disease, according to a new report from Doctors Without Borders. The report, No Time to Lose , spans 15 countries in Africa and Asia and says that despite the existence of WHO guidelines since 2017 on advanced HIV, governments have been slow to include them in national guidelines, while meaningful implementation and funding lag even further behind.


MSF clinician Kingsley Makwale examines Aisha at the Mbenje Health Centre in Malawi.

Obert Symon, a Ministry of Health medical assistant, and MSF clinical officer, Christopher Banda, examine Austin at the Ndamera Health Centre, Nsanje District, Malawi. Banda is mentoring Symon in sklls to diagnose and manage advanced HIV patients

Friends and relatives welcome Austin back home after he was discharged from Nsanje District Hospital in Malawi. He was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with advanced HIV.



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