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  • Three messages for delegates at Access to Medicines meeting in Bangkok

    Loon Gangte writes about the issues he will raise at an expert consultation on access to medicines in Bangkok, this week.
  • Latest, most effective AIDS drugs not available in North Africa

    Zakaria Bahtout, the Programs Partners’ Officer at ITPC MENA describes the protest targeting ViiV Healthcare, from the frontline in Harare, Zimbabwe, at an international conference at the end of last year. At ‪the International Conference on Aids and Sexually Transmitted Dieases in Africa 2015, treatment ‪activists ‬‬‬shamed ‪ViiV‬‬‬ Healthcare for preventing Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia‪ from accessing generic versions of ‪dolutegravir. We Are All Africa ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬Protestors chanted the slogan, “We are all Africa”, as the crowd steadily grew with each passing minute. The protest drew the attention of thousands of people participating in the 18th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) in Harare, Zimbabwe recently. I joined activists from all over Africa to call on the pharmaceutical company to ensure that its HIV medication is accessible and affordable to people living with HIV in North Africa. We demanded to know why the pharmaceutical giant decided to exclude four African countries, including Morocco where I ...

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'Be healthy - know your viral load' film

'Be healthy - know your viral load' film

ITPC launches new Africa-wide campaign ‘Be Healthy – Know your viral load’ encouraging people living with HIV to get a viral load test, and demanding governments to provide routine viral load testing to all people living with HIV. Partnering with AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) and eleven national partners from across the region, the campaign got started with a march in Lusaka on 30 October. Check out the new website http://www.knowyourviralload.org/

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