Mexican Government Reforms Of Drug Procurement, HIV Funding Will Lead To Drug Shortages, Impact Other Services, Experts, Advocates Say
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Thousands feared at risk after Mexico reforms HIV+ regime
“Thousands of Mexicans living with HIV or at risk of infection could be left without life-saving services after the government changed the way it funds treatment, according to public health experts and LGBT+ rights advocates. Reforms announced last month to centralize drug procurement risk sparking shortages, they say, while the government counters that it has ample supplies and hopes its changes will save money and cut corruption in the drugs chain. … In February, the government also said that it would no longer fund civil society organizations, leaving more than 200 groups fighting the disease without resources for core activities, such as HIV testing…” (Lopez, 4/17).