A patient suffering from HIV consults their doctor at Tangerang Hospital, Jakarta, in Indonesia. The coronavirus pandemic could cause an additional half a million Aids deaths if treatment continues to be disrupted. Photo: Getty Images A patient suffering from HIV consults their doctor at Tangerang Hospital, Jakarta, in Indonesia. The coronavirus pandemic could cause an additional half a million Aids deaths if treatment continues to be disrupted. Photo: Getty Images
A patient suffering from HIV consults their doctor at Tangerang Hospital, Jakarta, in Indonesia. The coronavirus pandemic could cause an additional half a million Aids deaths if treatment continues to be disrupted. Photo: Getty Images
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Coronavirus disruption to HIV treatment could cause 500,000 additional Aids deaths, UN and other agencies warn

  • About 40 million people worldwide live with HIV, the virus that causes Aids, and rely on life-saving drugs – but the pandemic is interrupting supplies
  • Covid-19 response casts light on social and economic inequalities and lack of public health investment, agencies say

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A patient suffering from HIV consults their doctor at Tangerang Hospital, Jakarta, in Indonesia. The coronavirus pandemic could cause an additional half a million Aids deaths if treatment continues to be disrupted. Photo: Getty Images A patient suffering from HIV consults their doctor at Tangerang Hospital, Jakarta, in Indonesia. The coronavirus pandemic could cause an additional half a million Aids deaths if treatment continues to be disrupted. Photo: Getty Images
A patient suffering from HIV consults their doctor at Tangerang Hospital, Jakarta, in Indonesia. The coronavirus pandemic could cause an additional half a million Aids deaths if treatment continues to be disrupted. Photo: Getty Images
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