HIV-positive people in SA skipping treatment over Covid-19 fears

A high percentage of HIV-positive South Africans are missing their clinic appointments to collect their medication and testing for HIV has also dropped drastically due to fears of contracting Covid-19, non-profit and non-governmental health organisation Right to Care said on Tuesday. South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic worldwide and[…]

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New drug for TB patients

A new drug will be made available to people who suffer from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a pharmaceutical company said on Monday. It would be available from next year, said technical and medical affairs director of Janssen-Cilag, Abeda Williams. The administration of Sirturo, also known as Bedaquiline, was recently approved by the[…]

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