New deal to cut ARV costs

NAIROBI, 7 August 2009 (PlusNews) – The Clinton Foundation has announced agreements with two drug companies to bring the cost of second-line antiretrovirals (ARVs) to under US$500 per person annually and reduce the cost of a key tuberculosis (TB) drug to $1 per dose.

“Today’s announcement will help ensure we can sustain treatment over a lifetime, and better treat patients with both HIV and TB, two key steps in turning the tide of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic,” former United States President Bill Clinton said at the Foundation’s headquarters in New York.

Keep reading:  PlusNews: Clinton Foundation closes deal to slash cost of second-line ARVs

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~ by h.e.g. on August 9, 2009.

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