MSF report shows price of older HIV drugs decreasing, but salvage regimens are 18 times more expensive than first-line treatment
7-21 | Trade agreements and pressure on India’s ‘pharmacy of the developing world’ pose major threats to access Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today released the 18th edition of its HIV drug pricing report, Untangling the Web of Antiretroviral Price Reductions, at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. The report finds that prices of older HIV drugs continue to decline, while newer drugs remain largely priced out of reach.
6-17 | EU States' dangerous approach to migration places ayslum in jeopardy worldwide Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced today that it will no longer take funds from the European Union and Member States, in opposition to their damaging deterrence policies and intensifying attempts to push people and their suffering away from European shores.
6-8 | So called “key populations” such as sex workers and men who have sex with men have both a higher risk of contracting HIV (*1) and a lower access to antiretroviral care due to stigma and discrimination as well as, in many instances, their illegal status and high mobility. New medications to prevent HIV negative people from contracting the virus (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PreP) are a promising tool to curtail the progression of the HIV pandemic, but access remains limited in the most affected areas of Southern Africa.
High vaccine prices hamper immunisation efforts in Africa, but are missing from agenda of key vaccination conference
2-23 | Ministerial Conference on Immunisation in Africa presses countries to do more, but gives free pass to pharmaceutical companies charging inflated vaccine prices.
11-28 | The call by UNAIDS to "close the gap" around access to HIV services will not be met unless the delivery of antiretroviral treatment (ARV) is radically reshaped into community-led approaches that adapt to the realities of those living with HIV, warns Médecins sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) ahead of World Aids day (1st December). MSF's and other organizations' first-hand experience has shown that community approaches that make access to ARVs easier and less costly for people are key strategies w