Global health R&D at work in Virginia
Many drugs used to treat HIV/AIDS have life-threatening side effects. One new, highly effective drug doesn’t, but it’s extremely expensive to produce. Virginia Commonwealth University is aiming to make it cheaper. Drugs with fewer side effects are important for long-term care of HIV/AIDS patients, who must take the drugs for life. The university has a proven track record for reinventing how drugs are made, resulting in cost-effective products that save lives.