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Progress on Microbicides: Tenacity and Toolkits

Ward Cates | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Ward Cates

Although microbicide products are not yet available, preparing ourselves sooner rather than later will give us a head start. We know that making microbicides widely available for HIV prevention, both globally and in local contexts, will require a comprehensive approach.

Can Patent Pools Get More AIDS Drugs to Patients?

David de Ferranti | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
David de Ferranti

Although many of the ARVs in widespread use in low- and middle-income countries now are already off-patent, the new and better drugs that are still needed would be subject to patent protection.

In Cameroon with UNITAID: Keeping HIV Patients Alive and Well

Mark Leon Goldberg | Posted 10.29.2011 | World
Mark Leon Goldberg

Drug companies who participate in the patent pool hand over their patents to UNITAID, which makes those patents available to generic drug manufacturers. Part of the deal is that the generic drugs can only be sold in lower-income countries.

A Call For Public-Private Partnerships For HIV Prevention

Ward Cates | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ward Cates

As the world celebrates the latest scientific findings in the fight against AIDS/HIV, we are reminded that the public-private partnership involves being able to both "do good" and also "do well".

30 Years Later, Where Do We Stand With HIV/AIDS?

Ray Suarez | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Ray Suarez

As the years passed, the picture began to fill in: a virus, that came to be called the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, caused the disease.

AIDS Will Be Conquered

Chris Norwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Norwood

Yes, it's sad that despite the years of research and millions of dollars spent, there's no AIDS cure and there's no preventive vaccine; but saddest yet would be to ignore the real possibility for real control of AIDS in the foreseeable future.