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Intellectual property rights and access to ARV medicines : civil society resistance in the global south|Brazil, Colombia, China, India, Thailand

REIS, Renata
TERTO, Veriano Jr
PIMENTA, Maria Cristina Pimenta

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This book looks at "...the recent history and the many struggles related to advocacy for access to [antiretroviral] medicines of engaged civil society. Through the experiences of five middle-income countries - Brazil, China, Colombia, India, and Thailand." It presents "...the perspective of local civil society organisations about the national impact of intellectual property protection and access to medications. "These five countries were chosen due to their accumulated experience in this field, their capacity to produce generic medication, their activist efforts, and the exchange of ideas and information that already exists between them"

Missing the target #5 : improving AIDS drug access and advancing health care for all

December 2007

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This report documents how the mobilisation around AIDS is driving health systems advancement in China, Dominican Republic, Zimbabwe, Russia, Kenya, India, Cameroon, Zambia and Cambodia, and it highlights the need for improvements in broader systems of care and services to meet the needs of people living with HIV & AIDS and the communities in which they live. It also considers ARV procurement, registration and stock-outs in Argentina, Belize, Cambodia, China, Dominican Republic, India, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Examining adherence and sexual behavior among patients on antiretroviral therapy in India

SARNA, Avina
et al
April 2006

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This is the report of a diagnostic study among people living with HIV&AIDS receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) at selected private and public sector health facilities in Delhi and Pune. The objectives of the study were to: assess the current levels of adherence to ART among clients; identify the factors that influence adherence to treatment; examine the sexual risk behaviours of clients; and determine the economic burden of ART on clients


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