Global Demographic Statistics For HIV Treatment and Prevention

HIV Treatment and Prevention

Global efforts on HIV treatment and prevention have helped to turn a deadly disease into a manageable one for many.

The positive news on a global level is that rates of infection are decreasing. Also, access to ART and other support systems is increasing across key HIV demographics.

The gap between the number infected and the number receiving treatment has gradually decreased over recent years. In 2010, 7.5 out of 33.5 million people received the appropriate treatment, in 2015 it was 17 out of 36.7 million.

The Importance Of Post Infection HIV Drugs For HIV-Negative Patients

Post Infection HIV Drugs

Post infection HIV drugs are an important part of healthcare provision in the fight against HIV transmission. Where possible, it is important for all HIV-positive patients to take the right ART drugs to prevent the risk of infecting others.

All preventative measures, including Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, are preferable when we can stop the spread of the virus.

However, there are times when these actions simply aren’t suitable. This is when healthcare providers need to provide access to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis.