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The Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) program in Khayelitsha, outside Cape Town, South Africa celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011, and is one of the longest running antiretroviral (ARV) HIV treatment programs in sub-Saharan Africa. However it has recently begun facing a new challenge, MSF is seeing increasing numbers of HIV patients failing first-line treatments and numerous others not responding to second-line treatment regimens (WebsEdge N.D.). Of the 11,000 people in the program 20% are failing first line treatment within 5 years, and 25 % of people on second line treatment are failing within 2 years (WebsEdge N.D.). Currently there is no third line treatment available, like those available is in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. However access to HIV viral loads testing, and better first line drugs would significantly improve ...
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