18 Sep '11, 12pm

Using Generic Drugs to Fight HIV?: ~by: Yaw Shin Leong/MP for Hougang SMC~ About a week after the lunch I had wi...

Using Generic Drugs to Fight HIV?: ~by: Yaw Shin Leong/MP for Hougang SMC~ About a week after the lunch I had wi...

He shared that if cheaper and generic HIV drugs are made available, it will certainly encourage individuals with HIV to seek earlier access to medication/ treatment (early usage). Shawn shared that according to studies this will lower the transmission of ‘viral-load’. This is because suspected HIV individuals, who know about the affordability of the medications are not likely to delay the seeking of screening, treatment and medication. Hence knowing that one is infected, and on HIV medication early on, will likely and indirectly reduce the unknown transmission of the HIV virus. Refer to the news report which suggests that there can be a drastic drop of 96%.

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/09/using-generic-drugs-t...

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