Foreign Drugs Approved For Anti-AIDS Program

This Washington Post story of January 26 reports that the Bush Administration’s $15bn program to fight HIV in the developing world can now by inexpensive generic drugs from foreign companies rather than buy brand names. The FDA approved a package of generic drugs by Aspen Pharmacare of South Africa. There had been some concern that […]

Male circumcision may prevent HIV infection

Male circumcision, largely untested as an HIV intervention to date, could soon be a significant means to protect male populations from HIV infection.  The Population Council reports that male circumcision is associated with a 50% reduced risk of HIV infection in some populations in Africa.  The report maps out additional research needs before something as significant as population-based circumcision […]