Experiences No 9: Exploring Financing Models for Supporting ARV Treatment Costs through the CHAI-Xinjiang BOH program
Keywords :experiences, financing, Clinton, CHAI, Xinjiang, ART, funding
Published by：UNAIDS, Other organisations and agencies
Due to its poverty and remoteness, the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region has experienced significant challenges in addressing technical capacity and overcoming resource barriers in responding to HIV. By mid-2006, the cumulative
number of reported cases of HIV in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region was 18,206 and the total estimated number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) was 60,000. 88% of Xinjiang’s PLHIV reside in the Yili region, Urumqi City, and Aksu
and Kashgar prefectures. Of these PLHIV, 77% contracted HIV through injecting drug use (IDU). Historically, the majority of PLHIV in Xinjiang have not sought or remained on anti-retroviral treatment (ART), largely due to the financial costs of baseline testing and follow-up lab testing, as well as the costs of opportunistic infection (OI) treatment.