India – Indian diplomat: India provides world 2/3 of AIDS drugs

"These affordable generic medicines have helped scale up access to treatment across developing countries," Paulomi Tripathi, a First Secretary in India's UN mission, told the General Assembly on Monday.

Taking a lead in the global fight against AIDS, India is supplying the world with two-thirds of the drugs to treat those infected with HIV, according to Indian diplomat Paulomi Tripathi.

« These affordable generic medicines have helped scale up access to treatment across developing countries, » Tripathi, a First Secretary in India’s UN mission, told the General Assembly on Monday.

« India is contributing in the international fight against AIDS: almost two-thirds of the antiretroviral drugs used globally are supplied by the Indian pharmaceutical industry, » she said during a discussion on the Implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the political declarations on HIV/AIDS adopted by the General Assembly in 2001…