New HIV drug a 'wonder'

29 November 2016 - 02:04

There is a "wonder drug" that could help the government afford to put even more HIV patients on antiretroviral treatment and reduce the side-effects of the drugs.South Africa has almost 3.5million people on ARV treatment - the highest number in the world.But, despite the country having the cheapest ARVs in the world - R1000 a year per state patient - the costs are mounting as the economy weakens.

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