AFAI Assists Global Fund Recipient In Bolivia

  • October 7, 2011
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AID FOR AIDS is responding to a request from Ibis-HIVOS, the principal recipient of a Global Fund grant in Bolivia, for a bulk shipment of Kaletra (200/50mg) to meet its clients’ demand for that life-saving antiretroviral medication.
For AFAI’s Treatment Access Program (ATAP), which provides medicine to individuals with HIV or AIDS in the developing world, a bulk shipment to a large organization represents a significant change in the normal scope of operations, according to program coordinator Eduardo Hernandez.
“In this case, we’re glad to be able to provide a shipment of 50 bottles,” said Hernandez. “A request of this magnitude is further evidence of the tremendous need for ARV therapy that still exists in Latin America.”
ATAP, since its inception in 1996, has redistributed nearly $80 million worth of free medication, collected in the U.S., to people with HIV or AIDS in more than 40 developing countries.