Although many HIV-positive Ethiopians are still seeking scientifically ineffective Holy Water treatment for the virus, in keeping with Christian Orthodox beliefs, the number of people in the country on antiretroviral (ARV) medication has increased more than threefold in recent years, The Wall Street Journal reports. From 2007 to 2010, the number of Ethiopians on ARVs increased from 72,000 to 250,000, according to the country’s health ministry. However, about 1.2 million Ethiopians are living with the virus, leaving much room for improvement in expanding treatment to more people.

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