Anti-Retroviral Therapy

By: Msf Warehouse  09-12-2011

Anti-retroviral drugs continue to help people live with HIV, but only when they are able to access them.

When you purchase anti-retrovirals (ARVs) you’re giving patients essential medicine to treat HIV. Anti-retroviral therapy does not eradicate the virus, but slows the progression of the disease and improves the patient’s clinical state by reducing the chance for the virus to appear elsewhere in the body and increasing the CD4 cell count to levels beyond the threshold of the infections. This simplifies treatment and makes it easier for patients to take the medicine.

ARVs have dramatic effects in helping people stave off the infections that can lead to death, helping people enjoy a good quality of life. These drugs are urgently needed for people in parts of Africa and Asia, including children and women who are pregnant or who have contracted HIV. In 2010, MSF provided vital ARVs to more than 183,000 people.

Provide anti-retroviral therapy now and know you’re helping people with HIV live healthier lives.

Other products and services from Msf Warehouse


Anti-malaria treatment

You can help MSF treat more than a million children and pregnant women for malaria, a disease transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Commonly seen in tropical areas, malaria is a neglected disease and the biggest killer of children under age five in Sub-Saharan Africa. MSF was one of the first non-governmental organizations to use a new fixed-dose combination drug that includes artemisinin.



MSF nurses set up health centres, organize and carry out vaccination programs for children and providing pre- and post-natal care to mothers and their babies. They are indispensable when it comes to ensuring these local staff members are able to provide patient care once the training is completed. A 9-month mission for a nurse includes costs for transportation, training, travel documents and vaccines, and lodging.


Field Tent

They’re the 'nerve centres' of the medical work and are often used like wards with different tents for surgery. These tents are made with aluminum frames, are waterproof, rot-proof and made of wind-resistant canvas. Purchase dispensary tents now and know you’re providing emergency facilities for medical treatment. Frequently transported in helicopters and planes, they are lightweight and can be packed easily.


Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food

With your help, MSF can use RUTF to save lives by providing the essential vitamins, minerals, fat and proteins children need to survive and grow properly. Malnutrition leads to weak immune systems, opening the door for deadly illnesses like malaria, pneumonia and measles. Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food can cure up to 90% of children with uncomplicated malnutrition. Impaired growth and brain damage is possible.


MSF Warehouse

MSF provides free drugs to millions of patients around the world each year – everything from vaccines to protect children from the spread of deadly diseases like measles to anti-retroviral therapy that helps HIV-positive patients live healthy lives.


Baby Scale

Designed as a sling, the child is undressed and placed upright in the trouser, which is suspended from a hook on the bottom of the scale. In 2009, MSF diagnosed and treated over 170,000 children for malnutrition in 34 countries, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The weight of a small child is an important first step in diagnosing malnutrition so each child can receive appropriate treatment.