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Updated 27 August 2015

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Is there or isn’t there an ARV shortage in SA?

One rural doctor insists that despite government's denials, there is an antiretroviral drug shortage in the country and many South Africans are falling through the gaps when it comes to treatment.

Teen still in HIV treatment 12 years after quitting drugs

A French teenager born with HIV and treated until age 6, is still free from infection 12 years after stopping the treatments, suggesting the first case of long-term remission in a child infected from birth, researchers say.

The sooner you’re on ART the better

A large study that began in 2005 has found that early antiretroviral treatment reduces HIV transmission from one partner to the other by 96%.

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