AIDS drugs offered free in Brazil

Downie, Andrew
December 2000
Christian Science Monitor;12/6/2000, Vol. 93 Issue 9, p6
Discusses the distribution of antiretroviral drugs to people diagnosed with HIV in Brazil. Cost of the drugs prior to the program; Ability of the drugs to delay the onset of AIDS; Authorization of laboratories to manufacture generic versions of the drugs; Outlook for the AIDS epidemic in Brazil.,


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