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Conflict Interfering With Consistent Treatment For Syrians With HIV/AIDS

Al-Monitor: Syrian AIDS patients suffer in silence
“…Jamal Khamis, the director of the National Program for Combating AIDS at the infectious disease control center, which works in cooperation with the Syrian Health Ministry, revealed in his latest statement to the Baath newspaper in February that by the end of 2014, 833 AIDS cases were recorded in Syria, mainly in Damascus and its countryside. He also noted that only 154 Syrian AIDS patients receive treatment for free, while the price of each medication refill is more than many of the rest can pay…” (al-Haj/Milan, 3/9).