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Nigeria: Clean Water and Sanitation Are 'Missing Pieces' in Treatment for HIV Patients

AllAfrica, 03 December 2014

 

Access to clean water and basic toilets is an essential but neglected part of the management and treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), new research by international development organisations, WaterAid and SAfAIDS, has found.

 

The new report shows that 70 per cent of the approximately 35 million people living with HIV in the world reside in sub-Saharan Africa. This equates to approximately 25 million people.

 

Clean water is critical to keeping people living with HIV healthy, for taking antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and for the good hygiene required to minimise infections. Yet 35% of people in sub-Saharan Africa are living without access to clean water and 70.4 per cent are without basic sanitation. This leaves many people living with HIV suffering from chronic diarrhoea and unable to care for themselves or their families. Read more....