India’s Free HIV/AIDS Program will Run Out of Critical Drug

October 1, 2014 2:12 PM

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India’s Free HIV/AIDS Program will Run Out of Critical Drug

India's HIV/AIDS program that distributes free critical drugs might have a shortage in three weeks. According to a senior government official, the program is set to run out of drugs due to bureaucratic bungling and will leave more than 150,000 patients untreated for roughly one month.

In India, more than one-third of the 2.1 million people infected with HIV/AIDS get free antiretroviral drugs from the government. This program has been handing out drugs since 2004. The drugs are acquired from pharmaceutical companies through a tender process. Due to delays in the approval of such t...

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