HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS

Oxfam welcomes breakthrough on access to HIV medicines

Oxfam today welcomed an agreement between the UNITAID-backed Medicine Patent Pool Foundation (MPPF) and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to license the antiretroviral drug darunavir to the patent pool. The pool was set up to reduce the cost of HIV medicines.

Female Condoms ignored by donors

HIV and AIDS women’s health advocates at the International AIDS Conference have criticized the lack of funding and policy support from international donors and governments for female condoms, which are a critical woman-initiated tool for fighting the HIV epidemic.

Failing Women, Withholding Protection

Policy makers lament women’s vulnerablity to HIV infection, yet for 15 years they have failed to utilise a technology which can help women to protect and empower themselves.

Health

A doctor when you need one. Medicines you can afford. Clean water to drink. Millions of people are going without these basic things, every single day.

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