Pediatric HIV Work: Unitaid

Published May 7th, 2015

Starting in 2004 and 2005, CHAI led a global effort to scale up treatment for children with AIDS in 34 countries, from around 75,000 on treatment to over 900,000 who are on treatment today. Working with Unitaid, which was formed under the leadership of the French government and with CHAI’s assistance, prices of first-line pediatric AIDS drugs were reduced from over US$600 per child per year on average to around US$60 per child per year. CHAI also worked to scale up the deployment of the special tests needed from 50,000 to over 1 million tests per year.