Navigation Links
HIV mortality in India drops with introduction of generic antiretroviral therapy

The survival rate of HIV-infected patients in India has risen in response to a 20-fold drop in the price of antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to an article in the Nov. 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. The introduction of generic drugs into the country has encouraged people to seek HIV treatment because of the cheaper cost, the article states.

Many of the more than 5 million HIV-infected people living in India have been unable to obtain treatment due to the high cost. With the introduction of generic ART into India in 2000, the price of HIV drugs fell from $778 per month to $100 per month, and eventually declined even further to just $33 per month in 2003.

The drastically lower cost of ART sparked a rise in the number of people seeking--and obtaining--treatment for their infection. Researchers in India and Rhode Island found that in 1996, just 13 percent of the Indian patients who qualified for ART were able to afford it. But that number rose to 22 percent in 2000, and reached 44 percent in 2003.

With the availability of much-needed drugs came better health. Opportunistic infections such as tuberculosis, a common problem for immunocompromised patients, occur at a much lower rate in those receiving ART and its highly active drug counterpart, HAART. Accessible drugs have led, in part, to an 80 percent decline in HIV-related deaths in India between 1997 and 2003.

Despite ART's importance in improving HIV-infected people's health, it can also cause problems. Adverse events, such as rash, nausea, diarrhea, headache and anemia, can arise from antiretroviral use. But are the side effects serious enough to discourage patients from continuing ART? "No. Benefits of HAART outweigh the toxicities, based on our experience in our patients," said lead author Nagalingeswaran Kumarasamy, PhD, of the YRG Centre for AIDS Research and Education in Chennai.

Along with the much cheaper price of ART--which can be
'"/>

Source:Infectious Diseases Society of America


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Oil spills and climate change double the mortality rate of British seabirds
2. US infant mortality rate fails to improve
3. Quitting smoking reduces risk of lung cancer mortality by 70 percent
4. Indias smoking gun: Dino-killing eruptions
5. Genetic analysis of Asian elephants in India reveals some surprises
6. Alcoholism, smoking and genetics among Plains American Indians
7. Researchers make progress in studying genetic traits of India-born populations
8. New technologies coming too fast for Indian farmers
9. Ring-like formations in drying DNA drops could affect hybridization studies
10. FDA approves more generic AIDS drugs
11. International HIV/AIDS trial finds continuous antiretroviral therapy superior to episodic therapy
Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/31/2015)... julio de 2015 BGI llevará a cabo la ... 22 al 25 de octubre de 2015, en ... celebra su décimo aniversario este año. Desde su inauguración ... las reuniones anuales más influyentes del mundo en los ... conferencias científicas más dinámicas, entusiastas y amenas. ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... -- Die 10. internationale Konferenz zu Genomik (ICG-10, ... findet vom 22. bis 25. Oktober 2015 in ... Die Konferenz feiert in diesem Jahr ... die ICG weltweit zu einem der einflussreichsten jährlichen ... der dynamischsten, enthusiastischsten und angenehmsten wissenschaftlichen Zusammentreffen. ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... 2015  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA ), ... announced that Huawei has selected the Synaptics ® ... stylish smartwatch. Huawei chose the state-of-the-art ClearPad capacitive ... and highly responsive human interface qualities such as ... required a classic round watch face and Synaptics ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):La 10ª Conferencia Internacional sobre Genómica (ICG-10) comienza en octubre 2La 10ª Conferencia Internacional sobre Genómica (ICG-10) comienza en octubre 3Die 10. internationale Konferenz zu Genomik (ICG-10) beginnt im Oktober 2Die 10. internationale Konferenz zu Genomik (ICG-10) beginnt im Oktober 3Synaptics Touchscreen Solution Powers New Huawei Watch 2Synaptics Touchscreen Solution Powers New Huawei Watch 3
... the human mind in the hope of answering some ... to the nature of knowledge. Today cognitive scientists link ... research in various areas, an approach epitomized by WIREs ... The content of this journal will be free for ...
... Iowa - Research at Iowa State University has led scientists ... and eventually kills them. A research team led by Gaya ... had previously solved the structure of a critical part of ... host immune suppression. Amarasinghe and his research team now know ...
... GAINESVILLE, Fla. The University of Florida,s Institute on ... National Institutes of Health to construct an almost 40,000-square-foot ... building will bring together scientists from a range of ... out on the campus. "This is a unique ...
Cached Biology News:Iowa State University researcher discovers Ebola's deadly secret 2UF gets almost $15 million in federal funds to build research complex to help older adults 2UF gets almost $15 million in federal funds to build research complex to help older adults 3
(Date:8/4/2015)... , Aug. 4, 2015  Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ: ... highly selective kinase drugs for genomically defined diseases, today ... will present a company overview at the 2015 Wedbush ... 1:20 p.m. EDT. A live webcast of ... section of the Blueprint Medicines website at www.blueprintmedicines.com ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA ... China , today announced that it will ... ended June 30, 2015, after market close on Wednesday, ... on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. EDT ... Time) to review the Company,s financial results and provide ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... 2015  MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG ), ... and patent-protected processes to develop and market advanced products ... Sports Medicine, Ophthalmic and Dental sectors of healthcare, announced ... Annual Canaccord|Genuity Growth Conference in Boston, ... CEO, William C. Taylor , President and COO, ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... 2015  Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD ), ... life-threatening diseases, today announced that it will host its ... on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern ... the release of fiscal 2016 first quarter results.  A ... two hours after the call at the Investor Relations ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Sinovac to Host Conference Call to Report Second Quarter 2015 Unaudited Financial Results 2MiMedx To Present At 35th Annual Canaccord|Genuity Growth Conference 2Aethlon Medical To Host First Quarter Fiscal 2016 Investor Call on August 13, 2015 2
... alarming pace, a University of Central Florida research team is ... a miniature diagnostic toolkit in the hopes of stimulating earlier ... the National Science Foundation for up to $600,000 over three ... of a credit card to detect damaging levels of oxygen ...
... Protection Agency today outlined a new research strategy ... human health and the environment. Nanomaterials are materials ... A nanometer is approximately 1/100,000 the width of ... in hundreds of consumer products, including sunscreen, cosmetics ...
... ... new ClearTrial TRACK provides integrated planning, outsourcing, project tracking, reforecasting, accrual management, and ... ... www.cleartrial.com ), the leading provider of Clinical Trial Operations (CTO) software, announced today ...
Cached Biology Technology:UCF team developing tool kit to help diagnose dementia 2EPA announces research strategy to study nanomaterials 2ClearTrial Launches Industry-first Software Platform for Integrating Clinical Trial Operations from Plan to Cash™, Driving Operational Efficiencies and Accelerating Clinical Development 2ClearTrial Launches Industry-first Software Platform for Integrating Clinical Trial Operations from Plan to Cash™, Driving Operational Efficiencies and Accelerating Clinical Development 3ClearTrial Launches Industry-first Software Platform for Integrating Clinical Trial Operations from Plan to Cash™, Driving Operational Efficiencies and Accelerating Clinical Development 4
...
Mouse monoclonal [2Q2147] to Aequorin ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Phosphotyrosine IgG mouse monoclonal antibody: Alkaline Phosphatase conjugate...
... mixed TAMRA isomers are predominantly used for ... preferred for labeling peptides and nucleotides because ... that is often required in the conjugation ... 6-TAMRA for labeling peptides and proteins. 6-TAMRA ...
Biology Products: