Africa Access: AIDS Activists Organizing Burkina Faso Summit on Generics
AIDS activists internationally have organized a meeting in Africa for health ministers from developing countries, funders, and others; interview with Paul Davis and Asia Russell, ACT UP Philadelphia.
European Parliament Supports Treatment Access in Developing Countries
On March 15 the European Parliament "called for the development of a system that allows developing countries equitable access to affordable medicines and vaccines." It urged the pharmaceutical companies suing South Africa to drop their lawsuit (which they did on April 19).
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Medscape Web Resource Page
Medscape, a major medical Internet site, recently started a page of links to information about the possibility of measuring blood levels of antiretrovirals, in order to adjust doses for individual patients if necessary, to maintain effective levels and avoid side effects. This page will be updated to include new information.
amfAR Treatment Directory: How to Obtain a Free Copy
Free copies of the amfAR HIV/AIDS Treatment Directory are available from the National Prevention Information Network of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control -- along with other information on HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis.
Twinning U.S. and African AIDS Organizations: NMAC Training in U.S. Cities
The National Minority AIDS Council has started an organized program of pairing U.S. and African AIDS organizations. A series of six four-day trainings will be held in U.S. cities, starting in May.
Barcelona 2002: International AIDS Conference Seeks Scientific Program Coordinator
The next international AIDS conference, July 2002 in Spain, is seeking a coordinator to help organize the scientific program.
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