(added on 2010/11/30)
Responding to HIV in Africa 非洲對愛滋病的回響
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is important in prolonging life and reducing complications in patients with HIV infection. This applies to any country and Africa is no exception. As depicted by graduated colours, Botswana and Rwanda have achieved the target of universal access by providing more than 80% of the patients in need with ART. However, the estimated ART coverage has remained below 50% in most other African countries.
In the same map, the cross symbol shows the accessibility to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for vulnerable subpopulations in 2010. As reported by the government and civil society of each country, obstacles in form of laws, regulations or policies are more common in Southern Africa, where more efforts are required before universal access can be achieved. This in fact is the theme of World AIDS Day 2010.
Data for the map is obtained from World Health Organization and UNAIDS.