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Abbot Sues French AIDS Group

...s to protest Abbott's recent actions regarding its antiretrovirals Aluvia and Kaletra in Thailand. Pharmaceutical company Abbott Laboratories has offered to sell its antiretroviral drug Aluvia, an updated version of its antiretroviral Kaletra, at a reduced price in Thailand on the condition that the country agrees ...

GlaxoSmithKline, Brazil Expected To Sign Deal on Providing Antiretroviral at Reduced Cost

...ut 4,000 people. The Brazilian government provides antiretrovirals at no cost to anyone in the country who needs them and manufactures generic versions of several drugs. About 600,000 people are living with HIV in Brazil, according to health ministry estimates....

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Renews Goal To Reverse Spread of HIV by 2015

...% of the 7.1 million people in need, had access to antiretrovirals in 2006, up from 700,000 in 2005, according to the report. According to U.N. estimates, $18 billion will be needed in 2007 and $22 billion will be needed in 2008 to meet the U.N. goal of providing universal access to prevention and treatment services...

Healthcare Workers Could Be Africa's Secret Weapon in AIDS War

...illion people in need of the drugs. The rollout of antiretrovirals in Africa was delayed for years by a barrier of high prices. But another obstacle was an argument voiced by many in the pharmaceutical industry that these powerful, complex drugs had to be administered by trained doctors with laboratory backup, whi...

Brazil Will Purchase Merck’s Antiretroviral If Price Not Lowere

...-positive Brazilians who receive access to no-cost antiretrovirals from the government use Efavirenz, according to the AP/Forbes. Brazil in 2005 reached an agreement with Abbott Laboratories over the price of its antiretroviral Kaletra after the country said it would break the drug's patent if its price were not ...

U.N. Officials Call on Countries To Strengthen HIV/AIDS Prevention Efforts

... that five million people remain without access to antiretrovirals and that 15% of the 780,000 children in need of antiretroviral drugs had access to treatment by the end of last year. The report also found that 380,000 children last year in developing countries died of AIDS-related illnesses, most of which were pre...

Prevention of HIV/AIDS Always Better Than Cure-WHO Stresses

... that five million people remain without access to antiretrovirals and that 15 percent of the 780,000 children in need of antiretroviral drugs had access to treatment, by the end of last year. The report also found that 380,000 children last year in developing countries died of AIDS-related illnesses, most of whic...

U.N. Envoy Calls for E.U. Health Plan To Help Tackle TB, HIV in Africa

... combat them without assistance. "We are providing antiretrovirals to as many people as we can in Africa, but they are now dying because of tuberculosis, which is curable," Sampaio said. According to Sampaio, the European Union should strengthen cooperation and coordination between HIV and TB programs. In add...

Dr. ‘NO’ Admitted for Lung Conditin

...effectiveness of conventional AIDS treatments like antiretrovirals and drugs that hinder the transmission of HIV from pregnant women to their unborn children. The health ministry began providing HIV drugs to pregnant women only after the Constitutional Court ordered that the drugs be made available. The minis...

Antiretroviral Drugs: A Shot in the Arm to Fight Malaria?

... researchers said. Detailed research on existing// antiretrovirals that are already in use to combat HIV is need of the hour, which can form the basis of development of a new genre of anti-malarial drugs. This is indeed a boon to the African Population, where malaria is rampant, and also befalling the HIV afflicte...

Chronic binge drinking can hasten HIV development

...V/AIDS is when to start individuals on life-saving antiretrovirals versus the need to avoid their toxic effects that damage the liver and gut along with the alcohol," added Kendall Bryant, coordinator of HIV/AIDS research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. "This 'set point,' which is unobserv...

HIV Treatment Needs Re-Evaluation

... system, even though blood samples showed that the antiretrovirals were working. Professor Satya Dandekar, head of the University’s Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, who led the study has said that treatment should be focused more on improving the gut mucosa, as gut mucosa accounted for 70% of th...

Review of Reversal of Spread of Diseases in Africa

...or a widespread effort to put 10 million people on antiretrovirals by 2010 with the majority to be probably drawn from Africa. In Africa the total death toll due to Aids has already crossed 22 million, out of a global total of 25 million. The number of Aids orphans, estimated at 12 million, is expected to reach 18...

Monkeys Respond To HIV Treatment

...the AIDS virus. There is a possibility that potent antiretrovirals administered before being exposed to HIV may protect a human being from AIDS, according to the results of the experiment, even though this may only be for a temporary period. The HIV virus is reported to be wrecking devastation among developing natio...

Thailand had Fewer AIDS-Related Deaths, New HIV Cases In 2005

... in July 2005 Thailand planned to provide low-cost antiretrovirals to the 500,000-plus HIV-positive people in the country. The country already provides antiretrovirals at no cost to about 50,000 low-income HIV-positive people under a pilot program that provides basic ...

Zimbabwe Faces Shortage Of AIDS Drugs

... increased costs – for example a month’s supply of antiretrovirals in Zimbabwe that earlier costed $7.70 has escalate...riding high. Along with this comes acute dearth of antiretrovirals and lifeline medications. Zimbabwean health officials are of the opinion that Zimbabwe’s lack of fo...

Programs for development of health in poor countries not effective

... the spread of HIV/AIDS, treatment with first-line antiretrovirals has now become at least as cost effective as some of the well known preventive interventions, such as voluntary counselling and testing, says the authors. Educating sex workers, mass media messages, and treating people for other sexually transmitted ...

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