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Glossary of Terms Used for Pharmaceuticals and Pharmaceutical Policies in Low- and Middle-Income Countries


Values in Decisions about HIV Treatment

The Values and Access to Medications Project completed a case study of an international partnership for treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS between the U.S. CDC Global AIDS Program in India and the Indian Network for People Living with HIV/AIDS. Since collaborations between governments and voluntary organizations in more highly developed countries with programs in less developed countries that have high prevalence of HIV/AIDS are so central to the effort to contain the epidemic, this case study sought to identify factors that appear to promote successful collaborative processes. Citizen activism is a key factor in prevention campaigns, maintaining adherence to medication regimens, and reduction of community stigma. The opportunity to explore factors that may promote positive collaboration with the major grassroots organization in India could have relevance for similar collaborations in other sites. An article presenting the case study and the hypotheses that emerge from it has been published in October 2007 in the U.S. Journal Organizational Ethics.


Information from the Third International Conference for Improving Use of Medicines, ICIUM2011