Published December 01, 2010 · Estimated reading time: 1 minute · Filed under , ,

Today, Guardian is featuring some bold and moving pictures from across the world commemorating World AIDS Day 2010.

Since Larry Elliott wrote his column entitled “Evil triumphs in a sick society” condemning what many viewed at the time draconian drug patent policies by pharmaceutical companies, we’ve seen some improvements in the area. Owing in large to the production of generic drugs antiretroviral drugs necessary for patients, the prices for these drugs have have plummeted; as well companies have adjusted pricing policies for different regions.

Yesterday, however, MSF released a 5-page report which discusses how “stagnation in donor funding, coupled with trade policies” are creating barriers that threaten the progress that has been made in treating HIV/AIDS worldwide. It is important today to remember that while any progress to be made with addressing HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, NTDs will require scientific and health innovations; political will remains the determining element in facilitating innovation and providing access to treatment to any person who needs it.

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