Government updates HIV policy to allow ARV treatment for all South Africans

10 May 2016 - 16:19 By Katharine Child

All HIV positive South Africans will qualify for anti-retroviral treatment from September regardless of their CD4 count (measure of immune system strength).Currently‚ patients have to have a CD4 count of 500 to qualify for antiretrorvirals. But the World Health Organisation recommends that as soon as a person tests HIV positive they should start treatment.

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