By the end of 2007, there were over 33 million people living with HIV, with more than two million deaths in that year alone. Africa bears the brunt of these deaths and new infections, and is home to over 2/3 of the global caseload. In much of the southern tip of the continent, one in three adults is HIV positive. The HIV/AIDS Project at the Center for Global Health and Economic Development assists in building clinics where there are none, hiring nurses and doctors to staff them where needed, and introducing comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support services.
HIV/AIDS in the Millennium Villages
All MVP sites offer the following core services for HIV/AIDS, focusing primarily on decentralizing services and bringing them closer to the client:
With this package of services, CGHED’s HIV/AIDS project joins the international effort to significantly reduce incidence and prevalence of HIV in Africa in working to accelerate progress towards MDG6.