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Thanks to the government subsidy of anti-retroviral therapies which treat HIV in Australia, a positive diagnosis here is no longer necessarily a death sentence. But for the eighty-five thousand people in urgent need of these life-saving therapies in a country like Myanmar, the future is far bleaker. We look at why recent global funding cuts will have devastating effects on Myanmar’s growing HIV and tuberculosis epidemics and looks at what the Australian government can do to help.

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