27 July 2011

Treating HIV sooner to save SA lives

If South Africa followed a new World Health Organization recommendation to give ARVs sooner to HIV positives it could lengthen thousands of lives, new research shows.

If the South African government followed a recent recommendation by the World Health Organization to start antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV-infected residents earlier in the progress of the disease, the policy shift would start saving the country money after 16 years and would extend thousands of lives for dozens of years, according to a new study.

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