- United Nations: Special AIDS Session Next Week
The entire United Nations General Assembly will focus on the AIDS epidemic next week. About 5,000 people are expected to register for this meeting, most of which is closed to the public; however, many satellite events are open to public participation. The entire session will be broadcast worldwide via the Web, and archives and transcripts will also be available. This article provides some Web sites to start with, and outlines some of the major controversies around this session.
- Drug Patents and Developing Countries: New Proposal
An economist has proposed a way to help prevent World Trade Organization rules from blocking access to medications in poor countries.
- Bone Disease: Report on the Web
This Web site reviews a meeting last year on bone problems, including avascular necrosis and osteopenia, which might or might not be caused by HIV, and/or by the drugs used to treat it.
- Mitochondrial Toxicity: Report on the Web
Mitochondrial toxicity may be the root cause of many serious side effects of antiretroviral medications. This report summarizes a meeting last year to review what was known at that time.
- ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program) Funding: Action Needed
Federal and State underfunding of the AIDS Drug Assistance Program has already caused half of all states to plan restrictions of their program, which will result in patients not receiving the drugs they have been prescribed.
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