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Cheaper drugs for HIV-positive people
Tuesday 7 September 2004
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COTE D IVOIRE: Cheaper drugs for HIV-positive people

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JOHANNESBURG, 7 June (PLUSNEWS) - Cote d'Ivoire has announced plans to slash the price of antiretroviral treatment for thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS.

The Ministry of Health said the price reduction was made possible with the help of US $14 million from the United States under President George Bush's $15 billion initiative to tackle HIV/AIDS in Africa and the Carribean.

A briefing paper issued by the Ivorian government said close to 80,000 people across the country would have access to the cheaper anti-AIDS drugs by 2008.

Health Minister ALbert Mabri Toikeuse said 2,015 HIV-positive people were already benefiting from the low-cost drugs.



Recent COTE D IVOIRE Reports
Nurses run checkpoint gauntlet to get medicines for north,  30/Aug/04
Government slashes price of ARV treatment for AIDS,  3/Jun/04
AIDS activists angry at slow disbursement from Global Fund,  11/May/04
More than half the patients tested in rebel hospital HIV positive,  27/Jan/04
Activists warn against complacency over HIV/AIDS,  16/Dec/03
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
Mothers and HIV/AIDS

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