India Says EU Deal Won't Hit AIDS Drugs Supply -- UN
July 11, 2011
At a July 5 meeting, Indian Commerce Minister Anand Sharma reassured UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe that ongoing trade talks between India and the European Union will not impede the supply of generic HIV/AIDS drugs.
Worldwide, millions of people who rely on ARVs would die if the proposed trade deal blocked India from producing generic medicines, said Sidibe. India supplies about 86 percent of first-line, generic HIV/AIDS drugs.
07.07.2011; Nita Bhalla
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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