TAC Favours Early Treatment for HIV Patients

Giving HIV patients treatment as soon as possible will reduce the risk of AIDS-related cancer and TB, argues the TAC

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) says giving HIV patients treatment as soon as possible will reduce the risk of AIDS related cancer and tuberculosis (TB).
 
This comes after the World Health Organisation said HIV patients should be given anti-retroviral drugs soon after diagnosis instead of waiting for their immune cell counts to fall below a certain threshold.
 
TAC head of policy, Marcus Louw, says patients on treatment are less likely to transmit HIV to their sexual partner, adding that if more people are on treatment there will be fewer infections in the future.
 
To read the article titled, “TAC calls for HIV patients to be given treatment sooner,” click here.
 

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