Access to HIV Treatments in Developing Countries

TitleAccess to HIV Treatments in Developing Countries
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2010
PublisherScience, Technology and Society Initiative at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Publication Languageeng
AbstractThis case explores the challenged faced by developing countries for providing citizens access to HIV medications when the cost of these treatments are extremely high in relation to individual incomes, governmental health budgets, and stringent patent protection laws. The case explores the reasons which individuals with HIT/AIDS often are prohibited from seeking treatment, and the ways in which intellectual property laws intersect with this issue. Includes a chronology of events, readings on drug pricing, intellectual property, and intergovernmental policy statements referring to the treatment of HIV/AIDS.
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URLhttp://www.umass.edu/sts/ethics/hiv.html
Home Web Sitehttp://www.umass.edu/sts/ethics/
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