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The number of men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS is incomprehensible. Over 33 million people have been diagnosed worldwide – almost as many people as live in the entire state of California. Faced with the stigma and discrimination, people living with HIV struggle to get treatment and their families are often their only source of direct care.
HIV and AIDS leave people vulnerable to many other diseases and health issues. What can often be cured in a healthy person can become deadly for someone with the virus. Medicines needed to control the HIV virus reach fewer than one in three patients and other critically needed medical resources are in short supply.
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“The global recession and world food crisis have made it harder for patients and their doctors to fight HIV and AIDS. It’s difficult to provide even basic antibiotics to some of the world’s most vulnerable men, women and children,” said Dr. Frank Bia, M.D., AmeriCares Medical Director. “In addition to delivering free medicines to our health care partners worldwide, AmeriCares is delivering nutritional support which fills a critical gap for people living with HIV and AIDS.”
More than 25 years after the discovery of AIDS and the HIV virus, there is still no cure. AmeriCares helps people living with HIV and AIDS by supporting health care programs and providing critical medicines and medical supplies in sub-Saharan Africa, Haiti, Romania and many other places around the world.
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