DUBLIN--(Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fc5cb0cf/what_do_patients_t) has announced the addition of the "What Do Patients Think of Pharma's HIV/AIDS R&D?" report to their offering.
In 2011, two important events occurred in the world of research into HIV/AIDS treatment. Firstly, as a response to the continued rise in the global numbers of people living with HIV/AIDS, the United Nations issued a June 2011 political declaration aimed at intensifying the efforts of researchers to find new ways to tackle HIV/AIDS with affordable treatments. The UN drive has been welcomed by NGOs, scientists, and industry from all over the world.
Secondly, in July 2011, the Geneva-based International Aids Society (IAS) announced a global scientific strategy, Towards an HIV Cure, that intends to define scientific priorities which must be addressed by future research to tackle HIV persistence in patients undergoing antiretroviral therapy. The IAS hopes that the new strategy will contribute to the establishment of an international research alliance, and/or the expansion and global coordination of existing consortia towards an HIV cure. More than 40 stakeholders and top scientists are working on the strategy.
Some 180 groups representing the interests of people and patients with HIV/AIDS and/or sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) responded to a first part of the online study. These 180 groups offered comments on three subjects:
(i) How familiar they are with pharma (large) and biotech (small) companies.
(ii) With which companies they partner.
Senior executives of 50 major HIV/AIDS patient groups from around the world assess the quality of the HIV/AIDS R&D conducted by the 20 main pharmaceutical companies in the field. These assessments allow the companies to be ranked according to seven indicators of effective R&D.
180 patient groups with an interest in HIV/AIDS also comment on their familiarity, and partnerships, with the 20 pharma companies and 32 biotech companies listed in this report.
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