© 2022 Iowa Public Radio
IPR20012_Website_Header_Option2_NewsNavy.png
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

AIDS In South Africa

A consortium of AIDS drug makers is suing the South African government, trying to block a law they say will erode their patent rights...and their profits. The law would allow the government to import generic drugs or authorize their manufacture, if needed drugs are priced too high. AIDS activists want the government to implement the law, so that the estimated four million infected with H-I-V will have access to life-sustaining drugs. NPR's Brenda Wilson reports from Johannesburg.

Copyright 2001 NPR

Tags