Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
  
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

News

Virginia Commonwealth University Leads Research to Improve Access to AIDS Drugs

June 25, 2014

This article was reported by the News & Observer.

News & Observer reported that officials from Richmond's Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) said a $4.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is allowing VCU to lead an effort with other research universities to supply developing countries with affordable access to AIDS drugs. The project -- known as the Medicine for All Initiative -- is made up of researchers from the University of Washington, Florida State University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and will focus on improving costs for the drug nevirapine. According to officials, the collaboration will work to develop new synthetic and manufacturing methods for the drug, considered by the World Health Organization to be a first-line therapy for the treatment of AIDS.

Back to other news for June 2014



  
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
See Also
More on Generic/Discount HIV Drug Access in the Developing World

No comments have been made.
 

Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read TheBody.com's Comment Policy.)

Your Name:


Your Location:

(ex: San Francisco, CA)

Your Comment:

Characters remaining:

Tools
 

Advertisement