Internet guide to St. Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia Internet Explorer: add to favorites 
St. Petersburg guide / Home page
 News | Events | Playbill | City | Tourism | Accommodation | Business
 Culture | Dine & Wine | Nightlife | Family | Health & Sports | Excursions
Services | Shopping | Classifieds | Forums | Map | Weather | Articles

Personal live guide to PetersburgBusiness in St. PetersburgOnline Map of St. Petersburg
 in St.Petersburg: October 21, 2017; 7:34pm (GMT+4). Search:
 City news St.Petersburg city news 
Warning: current() expects parameter 1 to be array, null given in /home/webs/city.air.spb.ru/system/advert.robo on line 24
News at PetersburgCity.com
City news
Business news
Culture news
Anniversary news

Warning: current() expects parameter 1 to be array, null given in /home/webs/city.air.spb.ru/system/advert.robo on line 24
City news
Russia to produce anti-HIV drugs next year
05.05.2006 11:05

aids Russia will start producing generic versions of patented anti-retroviral drugs for treating HIV, early next year.

''We will begin producing the basic range of anti-HIV drugs in Russia, as early as 2007,'' Ramil Khabriyev, head of the Federal Service for the Supervision of Public Health and Social Affairs said in an interview to the Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper, published today.

Mr Khabriyev said Russia's health authorities were currently negotiating the launch of production with several Western pharmaceutical companies.

''A whole number of foreign producers have already begun to inspect our pharmaceutical factories with a view to launching licensed production,'' he said, adding that domestic production would make anti-retrovirals more affordable to Russian HIV/AIDS patients.

According to government statistics, about 350,000 people are suffering from HIV/AIDS in Russia.

However, UN experts have said the real number is 1.4 million, with more than 80 percent of HIV-positive Russians aged under 30.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week that at Russia's initiative, AIDS problem will be included in the agenda of the summit of G-8 leaders, to be held in St Petersburg in mid-July, as it was a major concern of the international community.

He also called for drafting a long-term strategy to fight against AIDS and its effects.

''In drafting a programme for five years to come it is necessary to include in it again measures for preventing HIV infection from spreading,'' Mr Putin stressed.

News source: deepikaglobal.com
Print this news


City news archive for 05 May' 2006.
City news archive for May' 2006.
City news archive for 2006 year.
City news archive
May' 2006
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
       
Archive for 2006 year


 News | Events | Playbill | City | Tourism | Accommodation | Business
 Culture | Dine & Wine | Nightlife | Family | Health & Sports | Excursions
Services | Shopping | Classifieds | Forums | Map | Weather | Articles

Site Map | Search | Help/feedback | About | Advertise with us

Contacts: info@petersburgcity.com

(c) 2001-2016 "Information Resources" Agency