Globally, 38 million people live with HIV.1
Another 36 million have died from this virus and AIDS-related illnesses since it was first identified in 1984, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.1
While strides have been made in controlling the spread of HIV and AIDS in recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic has set the world back, straining healthcare systems and the patients they serve.
“The COVID-19 pandemic not only continues to have a devastating impact globally, it is wiping out painstaking progress made in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and other deadly diseases,” says Dianne Young, who leads the Roche Global Access Program. “The pandemic has been especially challenging in countries with the highest burden of people living with HIV and AIDS.”