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Less than a third of the people in need of antiretroviral treatment in middle-income countries are currently able to access it.

Why focus on middle-income countries?

By 2020, the vast majority of people living with HIV (87%) will be in high- and middle-income countries. Middle-income countries are home to almost half of the world’s population, and have a large and growing share of HIV infections (62%). They have even lower rates of antiretroviral treatment coverage than low-income countries.

One third of people living in middle-income countries survives on less than US$2 per day. Almost 6 million people in middle-income countries (excluding sub-Saharan Africa) need antiretroviral treatment. However, less than a third are currently able to access it.

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