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With Proper Political Will, Funding, Armenia Can Become First EECA Country To End AIDS

Huffington Post: Is Armenia Close to Ending AIDS?
Michel D. Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

“…For people who have been diagnosed with HIV [in Armenia], treatment is now accessible to all those eligible for it, with most people on therapy having viral loads below the threshold of detection. By any measure, that certainly stands as a remarkable success story in the region. Armenia is also one of the few countries in the Eastern Europe and Central Asian region proactively implementing Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST). The program has the clear support of the government. … [I]f the political will, more expertise, and the funding were all there, Armenia could well be the first country in the EECA region to end AIDS” (5/4).

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