Daily Archives: October 27, 2011

Activists put a spotlight on drug company yet to join AIDS drug patent pool

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College students, people living with AIDS, and community members held a “pool party” outside of Merck’s laboratories in Boston Friday, to speak out about the company’s hesitation to join the Medicines Patent Pool  (MPP) – a two-year-old organization that works with drug companies to create licenses that allow generic drug companies to produce their patented […]

Snapshots of community advocacy in high-burden TB countries

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At the Union World Conference on Lung Health Thursday, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria hosted a forum that showcased civil society tuberculosis (TB) advocacy efforts and outlined the Global Fund’s work to ensure the inclusion of civil society in country-level processes related to Fund grant-making.   Jeremiah Muhwa Chakaya from Kenya […]

NIAID Closes HIV Prevention Study among Injection Drug Users

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is set to close out the HPTN 058 study, a Phase III clinical trial that started in 2007 and was tasked with evaluating whether or not administering opiate dependence medication, combined with drug and HIV risk-reduction counseling, can prevent HIV infection and death among opiate-dependent injection […]