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Sources and Prices of Selected Drugs and Diagnostics for People Living with HIV/AIDS
(2002; 41 pages) [French] [Spanish] View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentGlossary
View the document1. Introduction
View the document2. Access to quality HIV/AIDS drugs and diagnostics
View the document3. Sources and prices of drugs
View the document4. Variation in price between surveys
View the documentAnnex IA. List of drugs by therapeutic group & manufacturers
View the documentAnnex IB. Index of manufacturers
View the documentAnnex IC. Country location of participating manufacturers
View the documentAnnex ID. Geographical distribution of participating manufacturers
View the documentAnnex II. WHO bulk procurement list for HIV tests, 2000
View the documentAnnex III. Summary of main characteristics of seven CD4 T-cell enumeration technologies
View the documentAnnex IV. Further reading, references and contacts
View the documentAnnex V. Feedback and enquiry form

Sources and Prices of Selected Drugs and Diagnostics for People Living with HIV/AIDS

Original: English
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MAY 2002


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UNICEF Supply Division: www.supply.unicef.dk
UNAIDS: www.unaids.org
WHO/Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy: www.who.int/medicines
WHO/Department of HIV/AIDS: www.who.int/HIV_AIDS
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Information on HIV/AIDS diagnostic support, HIV test kit evaluations and bulk procurement are available on the WHO/Department of Blood Safety and Clinical Technology website: www.who.int/bct

Information on HIV/AIDS and substance abuse dependence is available from www.who.int/substance_abuse

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