Tagged: HIV/AIDS

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Aggressive patenting costs lives, says Oxfam. Legal maneuvering by multinational companies restricting access to essential medicines contradicts their encouraging words at the International AIDS Conference.

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New Oxfam report says health officials have wasted 15 years and countless lives by willfully ignoring the best available invention to help protect women from HIV-infection and other sexually transmitted diseases.

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Annie Lennox, Oxfam Ambassador, visited Mexico with Oxfam to highlight the need for urgent action in order to achieve the promise of universal access by 2010. Credit: Oxfam

Inadequate donor financing and aggressive tactics by multinational pharmaceutical companies threaten to derail efforts to achieve universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment and support by 2010.

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HIV test at an Oxfam-supported organisation in Phalaborwa, South Africa. Credit: Gcina Ndwalene/Oxfam Australia

In South Africa, the government offers a disability grant which HIV-positive patients can apply for. However, reliance on the grants means recipients have sometimes been willing to take risks with their health to ensure continued eligibility.

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Working together develops the capacity of women to campaign for better living. Credit: Paul Weinberg/Oxfam

Intricate hand-embroidered textiles are brightening the lives of hundreds of South African women affected by HIV. Working together on the quilt helps the women develop bonds and forms part of their emotional support.

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