God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

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POZ Magazine: HIV Drug Development Stalls

Companies that develop HIV drugs are at a standstill in bringing new medicines to market, Bloomberg reports. Of the 31 HIV meds on the market, only six were approved after 2004; Intelence was the last drug approved—and that was three years ago. The newest antiretrovirals are much safer and more effective, have fewer side effects and must be taken less frequently. As a result, the bar for bringing new drugs to market has gotten higher and fewer drugs are in the pipeline. This also means that HIV-positive people who develop drug resistance have fewer treatment options.

Source:  Poz Magazine

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HIV, AIDS and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and AIDS in Africa is often a challenge. Living in Africa has also its challenges. On the other hand I feel very much blessed having all the three. So you will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa and essential information and developments in the field of HIV and AIDS. And in between personal stories and thoughts. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me - blogs - "thinking loud" so to speak is a ways of communication and exchange of ideas.

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