Back and looking forward to WAD2012

It’s been a while… I’ve been bad and not blogged on here for a while. I’ve not been neglecting this blog specifically, but other blogs that I have have been quiet too. Something happened recently that made me go quiet on them. But I know that people use this to keep up with how I am doing… so back I come… Of course, it is also coming up to World Aids Day 2012 – we’re just over a month away. It’s on 1 December if you don’t know… So it is time to think about what can be done to … Continue reading Back and looking forward to WAD2012

A quiet act in Indonesia will help many

The President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has quietly acted to help tackle his countries HIV crisis. What has he done? The President quietly issued an order to start producing drugs patented by global pharmaceutical companies like GlaxoSmithKline and Gilead in his own country. Indonesia has set an important precedent, not just for the people living with HIV within its country, who have been campaigning for this, but also for other developing countries. This is one of the widest licences issued by a government and rightly reflects the reality that a range of treatment options is needed. — Michelle Childs of Médecins Sans … Continue reading A quiet act in Indonesia will help many