City Limits: Crackdown on HIV drug black market

People living with HIV or AIDS overseas sometimes struggle to access appropriate treatments, especially in the Caribbean.

City Limits published a Bronx Ink investigation of the black market of HIV medications in Washington Heights and the Bronx. Written by reporter Diane Jeantet, the article takes an in depth look at this deadly trade of HIV medication–who sells them, why, where and at what cost. The story examines city officials’ efforts to change the legislation regarding the buying and selling of such prescription drugs.

A new law targeting dealers of HIV treatment could strengthen sanctions for people arrested while selling or buying the pills.  The bill, passed by the Senate in June, will be considered this year by the State Assembly. To read the full report, click here.

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