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not HIV that kills us but the hospital administration

Filed under: Medicine — Tags: — zundel @ am

Read this!

No positive news” by Michael Buehler in Inside Indonesia 2008-12

However, in response to our queries and requests for action, representatives of most organisations responded by pointing to the ‘sensitivity’ of the issue or referring to obscure ‘political interests’ that would not allow their organisations to be more explicit about these obvious problems.

for some reason the ARV drugs produced by the Indonesian company Kimia Farma are twice as expensive as the ARV drugs provided by the Clinton Foundation

Soemiati, the HIV positive mother of two mentioned above was unable to afford to bribe hospital staff to ensure a steady supply of ARV medicines. She died as a result of AIDS a couple of weeks ago.

Like Mbeki again. Shit! Again, silence will make it worse rather than help.

It’s not HIV that kills, but hospital administration” by Elizabeth Pisani in her blog The Wisdom of Whores 2008-12-01

What Michael doesn’t say is that Indonesia has pocketed more than US$ 400 million in foreign taxpayers’ money to deal with HIV so far, and has another US$ 130 million from the Global Fund on the table. And it can’t even assure treatment in the big, well-funded, teaching hospitals designated to provide ARVs.

Will Indonesia breed resistance?


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