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Kenya to introduce better treatment for people living with HIV

Lelio Marmora

To accelerate access to better antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, the Government of Kenya and Unitaid on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 announced the introduction of a new first-line drug for people living with HIV, making Kenya the first African country to introduce the generic version of this new drug for routine use. Dolutegravir (DTG) has been the drug of choice for the ...

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WHO issues updates on antibiotics use, HIV, cancer drugs

Dr Marie-Paule Kieny

New advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances is among the additions to the “WHO Model list of essential medicines” for 2017, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Other additions, it says, include medicines for HIV, hepatitis C, tuberculosis and leukaemia. The updated list adds 30 medicines for adults and ...

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Video: New HIV drug on trial for discordant couples

New HIV drug

Condoms have been the most effective way to prevent sexual transmission of HIV. For discordant couples who want children, this can be a challenge. This report shows how a new drug on trial can give these couples hope.

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