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Sources and Prices of Selected Medicines and Diagnostics for People Living with HIV/AIDS
(2004; 134 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentGlossary
View the document1. Introduction
View the document2. Diagnostics
View the document3. Access to quality HIV/AIDS medicines
View the document4. Prices of medicines and diagnostics
View the document5. List of manufacturers - medicines and diagnostics
View the documentANNEX 1A. CD4+ T-cell enumeration technologies
View the documentANNEX 1B. Summary of main characteristicsof Viral Load Technologies
View the documentANNEX 2A. Registration status of products included in the sources and prices survey
View the documentANNEX 2B. Sources of medicines
View the documentANNEX 3. Further reading, references and contacts
Open this folder and view contentsANNEX 4. Untangling the web of price reductions: a pricing guide for the purchase of ARVs for developing countries.

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

JUNE 2004



This report is also available

On the following web pages:

UNICEF: www.unicef.org/supply

UNAIDS: www.unaids.org

WHO/Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy: www.who.int/medicines

WHO/Department of HIV/AIDS:

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF):

Or by contacting:

Pharmaceuticals and Micronutrients Team,
UNICEF Supply Division
Fax: +45 35 269421

Department of Social Mobilization and Information,
Fax: +41 22 7914741

Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy (EDM),
World Health Organization
Fax: +41 22 7914167

Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines,
Médecins Sans Frontières
Fax: +41 22 8498404

Information on HIV/AIDS diagnostic support, HIV test kit evaluations and bulk procurement are available on the WHO/Department of Essential Health and Technologies website: www.who.int/eht

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

WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data

Sources and prices of selected medicines and diagnostics for people living with HIV/AIDS/a joint UNICEF, UNAIDS Secretariat, WHO, MSF project.

1. Pharmaceutical preparations - supply and distribution
2. Reagent kits, Diagnostic - supply and distribution
3. HIV infections - diagnosis
4. HIV infections - drug therapy
5. Price lists
6. Catalogs, Drug I.UNICEF

ISBN 92 4 159179 X
(LC/NLM classification: QV 772)

© World Health Organization, United Nations Children’s Fund, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Médecins Sans Frontières, 2004. All rights reserved.

Published by WHO, also on behalf of UNICEF, the UNAIDS Secretariat, and Médecins Sans Frontières.

WHO, UNICEF, the UNAIDS Secretariat, and Médecins Sans Frontières have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of price, supplier, and other information presented in this report. Reader’s attention is drawn to the introduction, which describes the specific sources and limitations of information provided in this report.

Reader’s attention is also drawn to the importance of quality assurance for pharmaceutical products. Licensing authorities in the respective countries of manufacture are expected to be responsible for the review and approval of the detailed composition and formulation when authorizing a pharmaceutical product to be marketed, including the specifications of its ingredients, as submitted by the manufacturer of the dosage form, and to oversee compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice requirements as recommended by WHO.

The data and information contained herein are being provided as is and WHO, UNICEF, the UNAIDS Secretariat, and Médecins Sans Frontières make no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, as to their accuracy, completeness or fitness for a particular purpose. Neither WHO, UNICEF, the UNAIDS Secretariat, nor Médecins Sans Frontières accepts any responsibility or liability with regard to the reliance on, or use of, such data and information.

The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers’ products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by WHO, UNICEF, the UNAIDS Secretariat or Médecins Sans Frontières in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. Errors or omissions excepted, the names of proprietary products are distinguished by initial capital letters.

The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this report, including tables and maps, do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of WHO, UNICEF, the UNAIDS Secretariat and Médecins Sans Frontières concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Dotted lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement.

Design and layout by minimum graphics layout/production Janet Petitpierre
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