Few resources, little hope, for those with HIV in Myanmar (Photo essay)



Medecins Sans Frontieres estimates that 240,000 people are currently infected with H.I.V. in Myanmar and that 76,000 are in urgent need of antiretroviral drugs. At left, a 29-year-old man sits in his home. He learned that he was HIV-positive when he was tested for tuberculosis. His wife and their son are also HIV-positive. However, they have enough money only for him to begin antiretroviral treatment (ART).

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