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HIV/AIDS According to a chapter in Rediscovering Biology, “the time (twelve to fifteen years) and cost (approximately 800 million dollars) of drug development are significant economic factors that limit the number of new drugs that come to market.” The reality of economics dictates that new drugs that may benefit only a few (or that may benefit millions of people too poor to pay for the new drug) will have a low priority for development. Global public health, ethics, and human rights are synergistically linked. I’d like to talk about global health ethics in the context of HIV/AIDS. As pointed out by Human Rights and Public Health in the AIDS Pandemic, “the AIDS pandemic presents a major challenge to public health and human rights, [because] the burden of HIV/AIDS is borne disproportionately by people and communities already suffering from poverty, hunger, homelessness, inadequate health care, discrimination, and stigmatization.” Seble Kassaye, a physician and HIV/AIDS researcher at Stanford University School of Medicine. She suggested that we consider this set of questions
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