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August 11, 2010

David in Guatemala: U.S. activist in Costa Rica Trying to Save a Life

Richard Stern: "What I do know is that there is now over $10 million dollars of foreign aid for HIV/AIDS flowing into Guatemala each year, the majority of it from USAID and the Global Fund, and still 32 percent of all PLWA who need treatment continue to die without it."

This case shows on-the-ground consequences of not enough funding for treatment. Although treatment is better than in many countries, a critical drug (Abacavir) was unavailable for weeks.

And systems that must exclude many people often evolve irrational excuses for doing so.

If you might be able to help, see the attached documents, or contact Richard Stern, or call him in Costa Rica, +506-2280-3548.