Thousands of people living with HIV in Myanmar (Burma) are dying because the government and international donors are not funding life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, says international humanitarian organization, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). In a report released Nov. 26, MSF said it could not continue shouldering the main burden of responding to Myanmar’s HIV crisis, in which around 240,000 people are infected. Of the 76,000 people in Myanmar estimated to be in need of ARVs, only about 20 percent are getting the drugs, the majority of them (about 11,000) through MSF. (IRIN)

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