Wednesday
December 28
2016

Better‚ Safer‚ Cheaper: The New HIV Treatment About to Undergo Full-Scale Tests in South Africa

AIDS experts say a study beginning in Johannesburg next month could lead to better‚ safer and cheaper HIV treatment.

In the best-case scenario‚ by 2019 two new drug combinations could treat an additional 2-million people without an increase in cost.

Writing in the January issue of the SA Medical Journal‚ 23 experts express excitement about the possibilities of the study – dubbed Advance – which will involve 1 100 participants over 96 weeks.

“In an age of escalating medical costs‚ we are seldom presented with a win-win scenario with regard to clinical care‚” they say.

Source: HeraldLIVE (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Health Care
Tags
global health, health care, HIV/AIDS