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Eduard J. Beck, Nicholas Mays, Alan W. Whiteside, and José M. Zuniga

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199237401

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.001.0001

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Trade, intellectual property and access to affordable HIV medicines

Trade, intellectual property and access to affordable HIV medicines

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(p.660) Chapter 44 Trade, intellectual property and access to affordable HIV medicines
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The HIV Pandemic
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Julian Fleet

Béchir N’Daw

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0044

This chapter situates intellectual property issues within the context of efforts to expand on a vast scale access to HIV medicines. Secondly, it summarizes recent developments regarding the affordability of HIV medicines in general. Thirdly, the chapter surveys the major international trade and intellectual property agreements that affect the ability of governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international organizations to procure HIV medicines at affordable prices. Fourthly, it presents a few concrete examples of the ways in which these agreements are or are not being used by governments to expand access to HIV treatment. Lastly, it traces some of the more important recent regional, bilateral, and national developments in international trade and intellectual rules.

Keywords:   intellectual property rights, affordability, HIV medicines, international trade, regional, bilateral, national developments

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