SACBC AIDS Office statement: Catholic Church rolls out ARV therapy

Of the approximately 5 million HIV positive people in South Africa, it is estimated that 600 000 are in need of anti-retro viral drugs (this includes those having a CD4 count of below 200, or being in WHO stage 3 or 4 of the disease). In 2004 the National Department of Health started an ARV roll out. However, take up is slow, and logistical complications make it impossible for the government to reach everybody.

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