Vatican makes progress on pushing treatment of children with HIV

Posted August 9, 2018 6:16 pm by Editor

Vatican makes progress on pushing treatment of children with HIV

AMSTERDAM – An initiative to identify and properly treat children living with HIV has gained new momentum as international organizations and pharmaceutical companies respond to a Vatican push to look past profit to doing the right thing.Few children in the developed world get infected with HIV anymore, so there’s little market for drug makers to earn a return on their investment. Children do get infected in poor countries, however, but there’s little profit to be made selling them drugs.Enter Pope Francis.In 2016, he convened the first of several meetings within the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, bringing church leaders, international

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