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Seven things every HIV patient should know about switching to new med DTG

A new antiretroviral medicine called dolutegravir is about to be introduced in the public healthcare system. Dr Tom Boyles outlines seven things people may want to consider before switching to the new drug.

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Seven things every HIV patient should know about switching to new med DTG

2019-12-02 18:45

A new antiretroviral medicine called dolutegravir is about to be introduced in the public healthcare system. Dr Tom Boyles outlines seven things people may want to consider before switching to the new drug.

 

Seven things every HIV patient should know about switching to new med DTG

2019-12-02 18:45

A new antiretroviral medicine called dolutegravir is about to be introduced in the public healthcare system. Dr Tom Boyles outlines seven things people may want to consider before switching to the new drug.

South Africa’s new HIV treatment projected to roll out in January

2019-11-28 07:11

A blockbuster new pill is set to revolutionise the HIV scene and make it easier for people to stay on treatment and reduce the chances of resistance.

No need for alarm over newly identified HIV strain

2019-11-15 13:00

For the first time in nearly 20 years, researchers have confirmed the existence of a newly identified HIV subtype – with the help of modern technology.

No need for alarm over newly identified HIV strain

2019-11-14 16:45

For the first time in nearly 20 years, researchers have confirmed the existence of a newly identified HIV subtype – with the help of modern technology.

Kids born with HIV find difficulty taking their medication as they grow older

2019-08-21 14:50

Discovering yourself and entering new, more intimate relationships are what teens often deal with, but for HIV positive teens, there is more difficulty in managing the disclosure of their status and changing to adult HIV care providers, coupled with still being a 'normal' teen.

ARV shortage a threat to children's lives

2019-07-10 17:00

Parents are resorting to sharing their HIV treatment with their children as confusion over paediatric stockouts continues.

Most Americans have never had an HIV test

2019-07-03 19:30

Even though health officials and organisations in the US urge people to get tested at least once – as part of their routine health care checks – most Americans have not had an HIV test done.

Depression plus HIV can turn deadly

2019-05-14 09:41

Depression is the most commonly reported mental health disorder among Americans with HIV, affecting 20% to 40%.

Depression plus HIV can turn deadly

2019-04-05 19:30

Depression is the most commonly reported mental health disorder among Americans with HIV, affecting 20% to 40%.

Myth and stigma around HIV almost proved deadly – but her daughter survived against the odds

2019-03-12 06:53

A young mother with HIV was only 13 when she gave birth, and was persuaded by her family to stop taking ARVs, with disastrous results. But her HIV-positive daughter beat the odds to survive, and is now a healthy 17-year-old who fully understands her need for medication.

WATCH: Here are the top World news videos for today

2019-03-06 05:30

Suspicious packages in London: Where were they found? | Doctors describe possible second HIV cure; here are the top World videos for today. WATCH NOW.

Trump unveils plan to stop US HIV transmissions by 2030

2019-02-07 10:06

US President Donald Trump, in his 2019 State of the Union address, has announced a plan to eliminate new transmissions of HIV in his country by 2030.

Trump unveils plan to stop US HIV transmissions by 2030

2019-02-07 06:11

US President Donald Trump, in his 2019 State of the Union address, has announced a plan to eliminate new transmissions of HIV in his country by 2030.

Mpumalanga woman regrets stopping her ARVs

2019-01-30 13:48

Interrupting your ARV treatment is a terrible decision, as you get a sudden surge of virus, which wipes out much of the immune system that has taken a long time to rebuild.

Technology improves health management

2018-12-18 09:01

In Limpopo health institutions, technology is making it easier to communicate with clients, keep their information safe, and reduce conflicts due to missing data.

Don't let let TB go untreated during pregnancy

2018-12-07 13:18

HIV-positive pregnant women with TB are encouraged to adhere to treatment because the disease can be successfully treated in pregnancy.

Condom shortage forces men in Kenyan small town to 'use recycled condoms' – report

2018-12-04 11:35

Condom shortage in a Kenyan town has reportedly forced residents to recycle used condoms, as they try to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases

'Saving a life is better than doing nothing' says HIV sufferer

2018-12-03 11:08

A young woman living with HIV started a private Facebook page where people can feel free to ask questions, talk to others and get the support they need to stay focused and healthy.

A topic of heated debate: Should HIV testing be compulsory?

2018-12-03 09:48

A matter of public interest or an infringement of human rights? We take a look at the debate around compulsory HIV testing.

South Africa rolls out new three-in-one HIV pill

2019-12-01 21:00

A blockbuster new treatment is set to revolutionise the HIV scene and make it easier for people to stay on treatment and reduce the chances of resistance.

South Africa’s new HIV treatment projected to roll out in January

2019-11-28 11:05

A blockbuster new pill is set to revolutionise the HIV scene and make it easier for people to stay on treatment and reduce the chances of resistance.

South Africa rolls out new three-in-one HIV pill

2019-11-28 07:11

A blockbuster new treatment is set to revolutionise the HIV scene and make it easier for people to stay on treatment and reduce the chances of resistance.

No need for alarm over newly identified HIV strain

2019-11-14 16:45

For the first time in nearly 20 years, researchers have confirmed the existence of a newly identified HIV subtype – with the help of modern technology.

Kids born with HIV find difficulty taking their medication as they grow older

2019-08-21 14:50

Discovering yourself and entering new, more intimate relationships are what teens often deal with, but for HIV positive teens, there is more difficulty in managing the disclosure of their status and changing to adult HIV care providers, coupled with still being a 'normal' teen.

Even though health officials urge people, most Americans have never been tested

2019-07-04 14:28

Even though health officials and organisations in the US urge people to get tested at least once – as part of their routine health care checks – most Americans have not had an HIV test done.

How innovation can help end the Aids epidemic by 2030

2019-06-11 08:39

The United Nations has established an ambitious programme to end Aids by 2030, but which method could possibly help end this epidemic?

Trump unveils plan to stop US HIV transmissions by 2030

2019-05-22 09:10

US President Donald Trump, in his 2019 State of the Union address, has announced a plan to eliminate new transmissions of HIV in his country by 2030.

Secret medicine prices cost lives

2019-04-11 08:18

Prices charged by pharmaceutical corporations vary wildly for the same medicine depending on who’s buying, and the exact prices that are paid are typically shrouded in secrecy.

Woman tells of ‘sangoma trauma’

2019-03-27 12:14

Isabell Gama didn't understand what the tingling sensation in her swollen feet meant - her aunt suggested that she should become a sangoma before she lost both feet. But after two months of training and no change in her condition, she finally sought medical help.

When meds suppress HIV, odds of sexual transmission near zero

2019-03-12 12:05

HIV has become a manageable chronic condition. It's no longer a death sentence thanks to drug therapies that first became available in the 1990s.

When meds suppress HIV, odds of sexual transmission near zero

2019-03-11 19:06

HIV has become a manageable chronic condition. It's no longer a death sentence thanks to drug therapies that first became available in the 1990s.

Top US health officials say Trump's bold goal of no new HIV cases by 2030 is possible

2019-02-07 10:06

Top US health officials have backed President Donald Trump's goal of no new HIV transmissions in the country by 2030, and outlined just how it will be accomplished.

Mpumalanga woman regrets stopping her ARVs

2019-01-31 09:42

Interrupting your ARV treatment is a terrible decision, as you get a sudden surge of virus, which wipes out much of the immune system that has taken a long time to rebuild.

Technology improves health management

2018-12-17 13:59

In Limpopo health institutions, technology is making it easier to communicate with clients, keep their information safe, and reduce conflicts due to missing data.

'Saving a life is better than doing nothing' says HIV sufferer

2018-12-04 10:19

A young woman living with HIV started a private Facebook page where people can feel free to ask questions, talk to others and get the support they need to stay focused and healthy.

5 ridiculous things some people still believe about HIV/Aids

2018-12-03 10:07

It’s time to shine the light on some of the ridiculous and far-fetched perceptions about HIV that people still have.

5 ridiculous things some people still believe about HIV/Aids

2018-12-01 11:30

It’s time to shine the light on some of the ridiculous and far-fetched perceptions about HIV that people still have.

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