AMSTERDAM – The prosecution of HIV positive people for deliberately infecting or endangering others is often not supported by science, according to 20 top scientists including Nobel Laureate Francoise Barre-Sinoussi.
Within a week the “revolutionary” new HIV drug dolutegravir has gone from panacea to pariah. Recent data from a Botswana study linking the drug to birth defects has seen the highest international health bodies issuing public warnings.
LIMPOPO – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be monitoring the readiness of public health facilities in Moutse before the Department of Health begins the process of transferring HIV patients from the Ndlovu Care Group into public health facilities of their choice.
The new, recently introduced Central Chronic Medicines Dispensing and Distribution (CCMDD) programme for patients on antiretrovirals and other chronic medication has already proven to be a major benefit.
While women who test positive for HIV after discovering they are pregnant find the discovery difficult to accept, there is treatment available and they can still lead a full and normal life along with their child.