Clinton bats for reduced prices for HIV/AIDS pills
Filed Under: Health & Science | Posted: 05/09/2007 at 2:42PM
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Providing efficient care for at least seven million people suffering from HIV/AIDS worldwide is a costly undertaking. And many countries are still grappling as to what measures to make in order to stave off the stigma that ostracize millions from their children and families, especially those currently locked up in many healthcare facilities so that they wouldn’t have the chance to spread further the dreaded diseases.
For instance, in many African countries, where political struggles and wars have stunted economic growth and sending millions as refugees, HIV/AIDS has been identified as the number one killer. With no efficient medicine discovered yet to cure such disease, people have been vulnerable to contracting it, especially through sexual intercourse. Safe sex has been spread around as part of concerned governments and non-government organizations’ information drive to further educate more people on how to avoid the spread the of the disease. In Africa alone, countless children have been affected now and many more are exposed to its dangers.
But no matter how much efforts, countries with increasing number of HIV/AIDS victims, they can only do so much. With limited funds for basic services to improve the quality of lives of the people, programs to cure HIV/AIDS are no longer given much support thus leading to millions of deaths due to medical neglect. Biochemists and other medical scientists are exerting so much efforts to find a cure that could totally eradicate the disease but to no avail. Despite the concerted efforts, nothing much was done to find a solution to the problem that is getting serious everyday.
In response to this malady, the Bill Gates Foundation has earmarked a huge fund that could be used to help non-government organizations worldwide to create mechanisms that could support extensive medical researches on the HIV/AIDS epedimic. The move was meant to minimize the high costs of medicines used for the treatment of HIV/AIDS.