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
Spotlight Series: HIV, the Gut and Digestive Issues
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

News Briefs

Burkina Faso to Purchase Generic AIDS Drugs From Indian Company

April 23, 2003

The government of Burkina Faso on Tuesday signed a contract to purchase generic AIDS drugs from the Indian pharmaceutical firm Cipla. Health Minister Alain Yoda said the deal will bring down prices of AIDS medicine to $37-$70 per month. Under an earlier agreement reached with a European company, treatment cost up to $150 a month. However, prices remain "an obstacle for the treatment of a great number of people who really need them," Yoda said. About 6.5 percent of Burkina Faso's 12 million citizens are infected with HIV, according to a recent UN study. Currently only 675 people in the country are being treated with AIDS drugs, Yoda said. About 45 percent of the nation's population survives on less than $120 a year.

Back to other CDC news for April 23, 2003

Previous Updates

Adapted from:
Associated Press
04.22.03; Brahima Ouedraogo

  • Email Email
  • 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 HIV/AIDS Treatment in India
Find out how a Walgreens specially trained pharmacist can help you