Patients receiving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment in Guinea no longer need to travel over 700km to the Senegalese capital, Dakar, to have their CD4 count measured to determine the strength of their immune system because hospitals in the Guinean capital, Conakry, and regional centers are now equipped with CD4 machines. This is largely because of two large international donors: the World Bank, which gave Guinea a USD 20.3 million grant in 2002 from its Multi-Sectoral AIDS Project (MAP), and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, which has given the country two grants totaling USD 30 million. (IRIN)

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