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The OPTIMA Cohort

Mark Holodniy

in A Decade of HAART: The Development and Global Impact of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199225859
eISBN:
9780191723834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225859.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the Options in Management with Antiretrovirals (OPTIMA) study. OPTIMA study is the first tri-national collaboration between the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Canadian ... More


The Right to Treatment

Peter Piot

in AIDS Between Science and Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166263
eISBN:
9780231538770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166263.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the quest for an effective treatment for AIDS and efforts to provide universal access to treatment. In the early 1980s there were no effective treatments against viruses on the ... More


A State in Denial

Claire Laurier Decoteau

in Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Bio-Politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226064451
eISBN:
9780226064628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226064628.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter deconstructs former President Thabo Mbeki’s ‘AIDS denialism,’ and argues it can be understood as both a means of resolving the postcolonial paradox, and as a new construction of ... More


Biomedical Citizenship

Claire Laurier Decoteau

in Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Bio-Politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226064451
eISBN:
9780226064628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226064628.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the Treatment Action Campaign, and its struggle for the public provision of antiretrovirals. The international struggle against patent protection on essential medicines is the ... More


Life Strategies

Claire Laurier Decoteau

in Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Bio-Politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226064451
eISBN:
9780226064628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226064628.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The book ends with a ‘Coda’ that reflects on the contribution this book makes to the political battle against the disease, in its fourth decade of existence. In so doing, it provides a critique of ... More


Morals and Medicines

David M. Webber

in Global Statesman: How Gordon Brown Took New Labour to the World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423564
eISBN:
9781474438384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423564.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The second case study, explored here in chapter 6, addresses the commitment of the New Labour government to increase the availability of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs needed to combat HIV and AIDS in ... More


Science for a Post-apartheid South Africa

Anne Pollock

in Synthesizing Hope: Matter, Knowledge, and Place in South African Drug Discovery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226629049
eISBN:
9780226629216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629216.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on how apartheid and post-apartheid legacies have shaped capacity and aspirations for drug discovery in a democratic South Africa. It opens with reflections occasioned by the ... More


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