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Ageing — a forgotten chapter in HIV

By Robin Muchetu Mr Jacob Moyo* from Lupanda in Lupane district, Matabeleland North province is a frail 72-year-old man who has been on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) for the past 20 years. He has a chest problem and often complains…
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New HIV drug unveiled

Newly diagnosed HIV patients are now being initiated onto a new regimen of antiretroviral medication containing Dolutegravir (DTG), a drug which has significantly less side effects and is more affordable compared to the current line.
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ARVs life span extended

The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe has extended the shelf life of selected ARVs after conducting research that show that the drugs are still effective.
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Forex woes hit drug procurement

The National Aids Council has more than $20 million in its bank account which it is failing to convert into US dollars to acquire drugs including ARVs, threatening future availability of the HIV drugs.
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Breakthrough in HIV prevention

By Paidamoyo Chipunza A vaginal ring containing an anti-retroviral (ARV) drug called dapivirine is safe for use and can prevent women from being infected with the HIV virus from an infected partner, two recent studies have shown.…
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‘We need zero new HIV infections’

By Paidamoyo Chipunza HARARE - There is no need for people who are HIV negative to get infected as this represents failure of HIV interventions in place to save them, Namibia’s Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Bernard Haufiku,…
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