Workshop Takes Stock Of Progress, Challenges Related To HIV Treatment Access In CAR

UNAIDS: Progress, but still miles to go, to increase HIV prevention and treatment in Central African Republic
“Some 18 months after the launch of the catch-up plan, the National AIDS Council (CNLS), the Ministry of Health, and UNAIDS co-organized a workshop in Bangui, to take stock of the progress and the challenges to accelerate access to treatment for people living with HIV in the Central African Republic. The workshop also served as an opportunity to renew political commitment to the HIV response and to call for urgent action on prevention. … [P]articipants identified priorities for the next six months to reach treatment targets for 2019. All stressed that communities, people living with HIV, and key populations must be involved every step of the way. In addition, participants stressed the urgent need for increased domestic and donor funding…” (8/3).