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HIV/AIDS

06 July 2011

Millions rely on India for ARVs

Millions of people dependent on life saving ARVs will die if India stops producing cheap drugs for the disease due to its trade deal with the European Union.

Millions of people dependent on life saving generic drugs to treat HIV/Aids will die if India stops producing cheap drugs for the disease due to its trade deal with the European Union, the head of UNAIDS warned.

"Millions of people will die if India cannot produce and Africa will be the most affected. For me, it is an issue of life or death, adding that about 86% of people on treatment were taking drugs made in India.”

 

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