by Marie Kauna – EMTV Online, Port Moresby
After extensive research, the World Health Organisation has announced its support for the ‘treat all’ HIV drug plan to help HIV victims around the world.
The organisation has supported the new drug plan recommending that all people at risk of HIV should be given the antiretroviral drug to help the body prevent infections from multiplying in the body.
Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund said “the recommendations are critically important to moving us towards the fast-track treatment and prevention goals”.
This policy on treating all HIV victims with the antiretroviral therapy is predicted to prevent global AIDS and HIV deaths and the spread of new infections by the year 2030.
Despite the challenges that could prevent many from getting the treatment, these recommendations will increase the number of victims eligible for antiretroviral from 28 million to 37 million across the world.
The victims treated with the antiretroviral will help to prevent the virus from multiplying by reducing the amount of the virus in the body.