patient taking arvs.jpgThe National Aids Council says Zimbabwe has reached a 50% mark threshold in the provision of anti-retroviral therapy to people living with the HIV virus.

The council’s Director, Raymond Yekeye, said 350 000 people are currently receiving treatment and they are working towards reaching the 80% target by 2015 in line with the World Health Organisation guidelines on accessing treatment.

Yekeye said the country will be able to achieve the target through scaling up treatment programmes through the increase of treatment sites as well as training of health workers on anti-retroviral therapy.

The National Aids Council has over the years been urging stakeholders in the fight against HIV and AIDS to harness resources towards the national response to the epidemic, with particular emphasis on treatment and prevention.