US Government Delivers 2, 1 Million Bottles Of TLD To Zim

THE United States Government through USAID’s supply chain and procurement project has delivered 2, 1 million bottles of Tenofovir-Lamivudine-Dolutegravir (TLD) to Zimbabwe. By  Kudakwashe Pembere Zimbabwe transitioned to this new regimen with the Dolutegravir component in May 2018 said to have less side effects than Efavirenz. The United States Government USAID’s supply chain and procurement project has delivered 2.1 million bottles of TLD to support the transition to this new treatment regimen,” said USAID. Zimbabwe has about 1, 3 million people living with HIV with 1, 1 million placed on…

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Demystifying Dolutegravir based antiretroviral drug regimens

ZIMBABWE recently joined other nations to adopt the new HIV treatment regimens that contain Dolutegravir (DTG).  The complete transition process for Zimbabwe however, will not take less than 10 months to be fully implemented considering that the country has over a million people on first line HIV medicines. By Michael Gwarisa and Dr. Simbarashe Mabaya Countries  adopt normative guidance by the World Health Organization (WHO) which is based on rigorous review and analysis of scientific evidence. Based on this review WHO develops recommendations which make up the next guidelines. Countries…

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Zim Commences DTG Drug Transition

DEPUTY Director HIV/AIDS and STIs in the ministry of health and child care (MoHCC), Dr Tsitsi Apollo says the country has already commenced its transition process from Tenovir/Lamuvidene/Efavirens to Dolutegravir (DTG), a first line regimen of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) which has less side effected and a rapid viral suppression. By Michael Gwarisa The whole transition process will be completed come February 2020 and in the process, drugs such as Navirapine (NVP) will be phased out with indications on the ground confirming that healthcare providers have already been advised to limit…

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