In 1997 my partner and I began buying antiretrovirals to save his life. At that time, the cost was about R6,000/month and there was no assistance from medical aid. Fortunately, he was a chemical engineer and I was a chartered accountant.
We now pay in the region of R400/month and his health is fine.
Aspen was absolutely instrumental in bringing down the cost of the medication.
I am no expert when it comes to medication or politics, but I have always felt that when it comes to all things South African, Europe seems to have a chip on its shoulder!
I am aware that this is just my opinion, but your recent article on Aspen made me think that perhaps there could be some truth to this.
Hilton Davis via e-mail