AIDS patients in South Africa to get free drugBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7242.1095/a (Published 22 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1095
- Pat Sidley
The pharmaceutical company Pfizer has offered to supply its antifungal preparation fluconazole (Diflucan) free to all those in South Africa with crypto-coccal meningitis caused by AIDS and who are too poor to buy the drug.
The move follows the start of a campaign by a group of non-governmental organisations known as the Treatment Action Campaign, whose work concerns issues of accessibility to treatment for those with HIV or AIDS.
The campaign …