God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

Thoughts, inside, comments of a Catholic priest

From April 2013 1 pill per day..

Antiretroviral drugs

Antiretroviral drugs (Photo credit: DFID – UK Department for International Development)

 

This week the national Health Department of South Africa announced another major change in the treatment of HIV. Gone will be the days when AIDS patients will have to sort through a combination of pills every day – morning, day and evening – to control their HIV infection. As from April next year, patients will have the convenience of taking just one pill a day, which contains all three antiretroviral drugs that they need. This “fixed dose combination” – packaged in a single tablet will assist over 80% of the 1.8 million patients taking antiretrovirals in making their life and intake of medication much easier. Read here more about this great development in an article by Khopotso Bodibe.

 

 

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HIV, AIDS and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and AIDS in Africa is often a challenge. Living in Africa has also its challenges. On the other hand I feel very much blessed having all the three. So you will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa and essential information and developments in the field of HIV and AIDS. And in between personal stories and thoughts. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me - blogs - "thinking loud" so to speak is a ways of communication and exchange of ideas.

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