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HIV Drug Availability and Potential Manufacturing Opportunities

8:01 AM MST | February 2, 2010 | Girish Malhotra

Global spread of HIV/AIDS has been and is a cause of alarm. Approximately 33.4 million people are estimated to be infected with HIV/AIDS and about 30% of this population can use the antiretroviral therapy (ART). Of this number about 42% are getting the treatment. This could be due to pricing and/or their availability or a combination of both. There are methods and means to lower the cost and increase availability. I have used AZT (Azidothymidine/Zidovudine) an ART component as an example to illustrate the need for manufacturing technology innovation that can...

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