Published in AIDS Weekly, January 20th, 2003
Xinhua did not say which drugs will be made, but said the price would be about one-tenth that of imported drugs, which currently cost 30,000 yuan (US$3600) per person each year. The average annual income per person in China is US$700.
China is making 4 types of AIDS drugs, Xinhua said December 26, 2002, citing Health Minister Zhang Wenkang. It didn't say whether all 4 drugs would be mass-produced.
Chinese health officials say 1 million people are infected with the AIDS virus. Health experts say that could...
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