Legal Committee
El Salvador


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Harvard World Model United Nations 2016 Committee: Legal Committee Country: El Salvador Topic A: Intellectual Property Rights and HIV/AIDS medication The rapid spread of HIV/AIDS is becoming an increasing problem in developing countries. Although there is no treatment for the virus there are antiretroviral drugs that increase the quality of life of people that are HIV positive. The issue remains the patents laws that make the medication unaffordable for most individuals in the developing nations. Many NGO and governmental initiatives are working to increase the availability of medications.

In El Salvador less than 1% of the population is HIV positive, which makes it a low-HIV-prevalence country. However, it contributes 18.4% of all HIV cases in the central American sub region making it t...