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09 September 2014

Drugs shortage in free antiretroviral treatment programs in India

HIV drug shortages in India over the past few months have meant that many people living with HIV (PLHIV) are unable to access antiretroviral treatment (ART) through government run distribution centres. Thousands of PLHIV rely on the free ART provided by India’s National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), however they are facing drug shortfalls that are largely blamed on supply bottlenecks, late payments to pharmaceutical companies and Indian manufacturers boycotting the process.

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