Untangling the Web: HIV Medicine Pricing & Access Issues, 2020
Over the past 20 years, the Untangling the Web report series has analysed and advocated for the availability of lifesaving antiretroviral (ARV) medicines for people living with HIV. Through these and other analyses, MSF monitors ARV access, especially the critical issues of pricing and patent barriers.
This Issue Brief analyses new developments in the access challenges to current and future ARVs and other critical medicines for the treatment of HIV and opportunistic infections that are responsible for the majority of HIV-related deaths. Numerous policies responsible for blocking access are presented including pricing, patents, registration, production, and supply. Specific updated ARV pricing and supplier information are also provided.