Study Suggests Shortfall In Treatment Coverage For People Living With HIV In Rural Cameroon
Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Rural Cameroon study indicates need to double HIV treatment success, monitor outcomes in West, Central Africa to control epidemic
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses results from a study conducted in rural Cameroon that examined treatment coverage for people living with HIV. Researchers concluded that “[t]he numbers of people who are receiving antiretroviral treatment HIV in remote rural areas of West and Central Africa for whom that treatment is succeeding is about half of what it needs to be to achieve control of the epidemic by United Nations 90-90-90 goals. … The study underscores a point made last year in a report from Médecins Sans Frontières that found shortfalls in policy, practices, and treatment coverage for people living with HIV in West and Central Africa countries…” (1/4).