HIV/AIDS medicines for all?
There are few more important issues facing developing nations than the HIV/AIDS crisis. HIV/AIDS destroys lives, consumes scarce resources, and provides yet another unneeded brake on the path to growth for many developing nations.
The developed world already has readily available medicines which can help alleviate the effects of HIV/AIDS. The challenge is to make these medicines available to as many people as possible. According to some non-government organisations, the reason why people are denied access to lifesaving drugs is because of patent protections. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.