People living with HIV would from October start anti-retroviral treatment straightaway given any CD4 cell count upon testing, the government has announced.
24 August 2016 | AllAfrica
In a report appearing in the July 12 issue of JAMA, an HIV/AIDS theme issue, Huldrych F. Gunthard, M.D., of University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland, and colleagues with the International Antiviral Society-USA panel, updated recommendations for the use of antiretroviral therapy in adults with established HIV infection, including when to start treatment, initial regimens, and changing regimens, along with recommendations for using antiretroviral drugs for preventing HIV among those at risk, including preexposure and postexposure prevention.
13 July 2016 | Science Daily
Antiviral treatment should be recommended for all those with HIV/AIDS under China's newly revised guidelines, said an online notice issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission on Wednesday.
20 June 2016 | Asia One
This edition updates the 2013 consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs following an extensive review of evidence and consultations in mid-2015, shared at the end of 2015, and now published in full in 2016. It is being published in a changing global context for HIV and for health more broadly.
15 June 2016 | World Health Organization
The Government of South Africa has announced a major policy shift that will move the world faster towards the global 90–90–90 treatment target. On 10 May 2016, the South African Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, announced in his Health Budget Vote Speech to the Parliament of South Africa that the country will implement a new evidence-based policy of offering HIV treatment to all people living with HIV by September 2016.
16 May 2016 | UNAIDS
Treasury has allocated an extra R1-billion to finance this “universal test and treat” (UTT) programme, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced during his budget speech in Parliament today.
16 May 2016 | Health-e News
SA WILL adopt the World Health Organization’s new "test and treat" guidelines for HIV patients in September, enabling people to start treatment as soon as they are diagnosed instead of having to wait until their immune systems weaken, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced on Tuesday.
10 May 2016 | Business Day
Last week, the working draft for 2016 UN Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS was released with only a few days for comments. Called the Zero draft, like previous statements produced every five years, it is a list of observations, comments and goals. But using the UN Statement as a platform of human rights has become disconnected from the scientific and medical advances in HIV over the last five years. The bulk of the draft document could have been written at any time during the epidemic, certainly most of it could have been written in 2011. There is only one reference to dramatic changes in the WHO 2015 guidelines and only two references to PrEP.
28 April 2016 | i-Base
South Africa has become one of the world’s first countries to begin rolling out PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) as well as ‘test and treat’ to sex workers as it launches Africa’s first plan to prevent and treat HIV among sex workers.
14 March 2016 | Health-e
The World Health Organization (WHO) issued the first Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection in 2014. Since then, several new medicines for the treatment of HCV infection have been introduced.
25 February 2016 | World Health Organization