Working in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, MSF supplies antiretrovirals (ARVs) to more than half of the people undergoing treatment. MSF first worked in Myanmar in 1992.
Health Infrastructure Support
MSF teams treat HIV patients co-infected with diseases such as tuberculosis, cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMV retinitis) and hepatitis C through integrated programs in Shan and Kachin states, as well as in Yangon and Dawei in Tanintharyi region.
These programs also offer treatment for sexually transmitted infections, provide health education, psychological and social support, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Teams are targeting high-risk and vulnerable groups, such as sex workers, men who have sex with men, and migrant workers. MSF is supporting the National AIDS Program (NAP) to decentralise treatment.