Category Archives: HIV/Aids

India Has Run Out Of HIV Drugs For Children Due To A Ridiculous Government Failure

HIV positive children walk to the wash basin with their plate after eating lunch at a school for HIV/AIDS-infected children in Bhugaon, some 130 km (81 miles) from Mumbai, January 9, 2008. Photo Credit: Reuters By Indirani Basu, HuffPost India | … Continue reading

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637 HIV+ children write to Centre asking it to pay Cipla for live-saving drug: The Hindu

Source: Scroll, March 6, 2017 The pharma company has stopped production of the Lopainavir syrup saying it has not recovered its dues from the government. As many as 637 children living with HIV have written to Prime Minister Narendra urging … Continue reading

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India runs out of life-saving HIV drug for children

By Vidya Krishnan, The Hindu | March 6, 2017 Cipla, sole manufacturer of Lopinavir syrup, stopped production of the drug after govt. failed to clear dues Desperate over withdrawal of a life saving drug, children living with HIV (CLHIV) have … Continue reading

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H.I.V. Cases Surpass a Million in Russia, but Little Is Done

By Neil MacFarquhar, The New York Times | December 28, 2016 PETERSBURG, Russia — Quietly, the number of Russians who have received a positive H.I.V. diagnosis passed the one million mark this year. There is, however, little indication that the … Continue reading

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On World AIDS Day, threat to access to medicines looms large

By Shailly Gupta, Jakarta Post| December 2, 2016 Today millions of people living with HIV in South-East Asia are receiving treatment and leading healthy lives thanks to affordable generic antiretroviral (ARVs) medicines. Governments and treatment providers across Asia, such as … Continue reading

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DNP+ demands strengthening of HIV/AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill

  Don’t Turn Back on Right to Treatment 25 November, 2016 The HIV/AIDS Bill is a unique achievement in public health legislation seeking to benefit millions of people living with and vulnerable to the disease.  It seeks to address HIV/AIDS … Continue reading

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German Court Issues Compulsory License on HIV Drug Patent

Submitted by Andrew Goldman on 8. September 2016, Knowledge Ecology International A German patent court has ordered a compulsory license under Section 24 of the Patent Act, allowing Merck (US) to continue to market the HIV drug raltegravir (marketed as … Continue reading

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