In Ghana there are roughly 230,000 people living with HIV, of which approximately 84,000 are currently on antiretroviral treatment (ART). Most recent data suggests that 92% of those on ART reach at least twelve months retention. However, UNAIDS has identified it as one of three countries in the region that is in dire need of services – particularly since the country adopted a ‘Test and Treat’ protocol.
Key populations and people living with HIV in Cote d’Ivoire face significant barriers to accessing prevention, treatment, and care services. Health care personnel report that ART sites are underserved and frequently experience small stock-outs of ARVs, which can prevent people living with HIV from receiving treatment for months at a time.