Mexico, health center director withholds antiretroviral medicine from 380 patients in Tampico

Posted on June 16, 2011 • Filed under: Health, Latin America Health, Mexico

According to Milenio, the director of the Mexican government’s center for HIV/AIDS and STIs (CAPASITS) in Tampico, Tamaulipas has put 380 patient’s lives at risk by illegally redistributing Truvada, an antiretroviral medicine, to other health centers. A representative from a local civil society association claims to possess an audio recording of the CAPASITS director, Alfredo de Jesús Hernández Villanueva, admitting to “donating” and “lending” CAPASITS medication to other institutions, including IMSS, the Mexican social security institution. Read article.

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