Today, with access to treatment, an HIV-positive person can expect to have the same lifespan as someone who is HIV-negative.
One of the cornerstones of this lifesaving treatment is the use of antiretrovirals (ARVs). While ARV therapy is not a cure for HIV, treatment reduces the chance that an HIV-positive person will pass the virus to someone else by 97 percent.
Global Fund partners work to combat the stigma and discrimination that often discourage people from seeking this lifesaving treatment. Read more.