Published in AIDS Weekly, June 10th, 2002
Unlike many other developed nations, Singapore doesn't offer a state subsidy for AIDS drugs, and they're too expensive for many Singaporeans, according to Action for AIDS, the group that arranged the candlelight vigil.
"It's both sad and unfortunate that we are unable to provide affordable care for our own patients," Roy Chan, the group's president, told the crowd of about 150 who gathered to mark International AIDS Candlelight Memorial day, held yearly since 1983.
Many rich, developed...
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