Delivering HIV/AIDS Health Commodities to Patients: The Supply Chain Impact

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October 13, 2021
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What began as an unknown illness arising from a viral infection that attacked the immune system eventually came to the forefront in 1981 when the first five cases were reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today, approximately 38 million people globally are living with the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV.

The global health community has come a long way in testing, treatment, care and prevention since HIV was first identified. More people have access to lifesaving antiretroviral (ARV) treatments than ever before, allowing people living with HIV to live long and healthy lives. Thanks to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), lifesaving HIV/AIDS commodities reach millions of people globally who need them most using the Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project’s procurement mechanism.

Check out GHSC-PSM's impact brief to learn more.

 

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November 19, 2021