Navigation Links
Need for Newer AIDS Drugs In China

Head Of China's AIDS treatment program, Zhang Fujie, has said that better quality drugs and child medication are urgently needed to improve treatment against the// disease.

Speaking to Agence France-Presse (AFP) before heading to the world's biggest International AIDS Conference in Toronto he said, "We definitely need to improve our treatment. There's no question about it. We're talking to pharmaceuticals. We definitely want to buy second-line drugs.”

The drugs offered under China's free treatment program, an ambitious plan launched three years ago to provide free anti-retroviral treatment to all HIV/AIDS patients, are older versions of the life-saving therapy drugs with strong side effects, but are the only type China can afford to manufacture without breaking international patent laws and suffering trade repercussions. “The drugs no longer work as effectively for them,” said Zhang.

Zhang said that once the second-line drugs become available the patients will have more choices for treatment and also hoped the death rate will be reduced from the current estimated 10% of drug-taking patients. “In Europe and the United States, I believe the death rate is around three per 100 people on treatment each year. We hope in China we can come close to this,” said Zhang.

Apart from getting better drugs, one of the biggest obstacles in treatment is finding patients in the vast country. While the government is providing drugs to all patients it finds who need them since it launched the program in 2003, it has provided treatment to only 26,000 people despite an estimated HIV/AIDS population of 650,000 by the end of 2005.

Commercial sex workers registering using fake names, making them hard to track down, and also some people affected with the disease refusing to be tested for fear of discrimination against themselves and their family have all contributed towards this problem.

Children especially have b een hard to find. "Definitely there are a lot of kids who haven't been found and a lot of kids who died without knowing they had AIDS," Zhang told AFP. There are 1,880 children with AIDS in China according to official figures.

Children with HIV/AIDS in China either receive no treatment at all or have to resort to taking adult formulations, which is not ideal because the side effects are too strong. Meanwhile, the government is stepping up efforts to obtain children's AIDS medication, which it currently does not provide.

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. The Efficacy Of Newer Stents Questioned
2. Newer Generation Sleeping Pills Lack Superior Performance
3. Autoimmune Diseases – Newer Preventive Measure
4. Newer Blood Pressure Drugs Decrease Risk Of Diabetes
5. Newer Antidepressants May Trigger Violent Behavior
6. Newer Class of Antidepressants Similar in Effectiveness, Side Effects Differ
7. Study Sheds Light on Value of Newer Antipsychotic Drugs for Schizophrenia
8. Cellulose Nanocrystal Research Paves the Way for Newer Vaccines, Computer Inks
9. Lean Protein Could Be Key to Obesity Drugs
10. Life Saving Cancer Drugs – From Chicken! Possible Says Dolly’ Creatos
11. Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... On May ... Aqua® Research Water Life Science® and international water advocate, was honored by Ashram, Inc. ... women in ancient Egypt who knelt on the banks of the Nile to fill ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... leader Mike Morrow-Fox . With over 20 years of experience in leading technology ... well as several years of university teaching, Morrow-Fox will be featured on ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... the launch of its brand equity product, Brandvantage. This breakthrough tool leaves ... landscape of modern consumer decision-making. The proprietary framework incorporates attitudes, behavior and ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... In Madeira Beach Florida, a small ... single drawbridge, citizens formed an organization, Madeira Beach United, to oppose two development projects ... small town center to a high rise urban environment. , According to the ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Women’s ... to host their second pop-up shop for three consecutive weekends. The pop-up shop ... the Santa Barbara community, a community full of women who appreciate the most ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... , May 26, 2016 ... has matured into an essential life science tool for ... development applications. BCC Research reveals in its new report ... second growth phase, one powered by a range of ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140723/694805 ) , ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... Germany and GERMANTOWN, Maryland ... N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN ; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) ... and co-development agreement with Therawis Diagnostics GmbH to develop and ... to develop and market PITX2 as a marker to predict ... breast cancer patients. "We are pleased to partner ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... As illustrated by the Spring ... the numbers and momentum of cannabis in the US ... billions, more research and development push the sector forward. ... Legal Marijuana Markets Report  from from ArcView Market Research ... the increase in sector is attributed to adult use ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: