HIV news





  • Statement
    29 Mar 2018

    The Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine accepted onto PubMed Central®


  • Statement
    15 Mar 2018

    Statement on 5-FC for cryptococcal meningitis.


  • HIV Self-Screening
    31 Dec 2017

    What it is and how to integrate it into HIV Testing Services


  • South African HIV-patients with Low Level Viremia are at Risk for therapy Failure.
    20 Nov 2017

    In a large South African cohort study, a team of researchers from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa), the Ndlovu Research Consortium (Groblersdal, Limpopo, SA), the National Health Laboratory Service (SA), the University of California San Diego (USA), and the University Medical Center Utrecht (The Netherlands) found that low level viremia in treated HIV-patients is an important risk factor for treatment failure.


  • Application form for third-line antiretroviral therapy - updated
    13 Oct 2017

    National Department of Health

    Please find attached the application form that is required to be completed for access to Third Line Antiretroviral Therapy. Please complete the form using the following steps: • Download: Please download the PDF document. • Open: Open the PDF document using Adobe Reader. Ensure you have the latest version of the form may not work properly. • Fill: This is an editable PDF, and the minimum required fields will be highlighted. Please click on each field and enter the required patient information. Please do not print out the document to complete by hand. • Save: Once you have completed the document please save it to your computer by clicking the icon on the top left of the screen. Save it using the patient name and surname as a unique identifier. • Submit: Close Adobe and attach the completed and renamed application form to an email and submit it to the following email address: TLART@health.gov.za


  • Application form for third-line antiretroviral therapy
    11 Jul 2017

    National Department of Health

    This TLART application form has been formatted to allow the data to be electronically extracted. The fields must be inputted electronically. There is no need for electronic signatures and the form to be 'closed' - this actually blocks the electronic extraction. You will note some fields are outlined in red. This however does not block the user from sending if they are not completed, but prompts you to fill in the minimum requirements.


  • Adherence and Drug Resistance explained
    12 Dec 2016

    A flipchart to highlight key points


  • National reflex CrAg screening in SA
    09 Dec 2016

    NICD

    From 1 October 2016, labs across South Africa have “switched on” reflex CrAg screening. We expect to screen 250,000 people with CD4<100 per year across SA. This should improve early case detection. This is a significant milestone after many years of advocacy. Here’s a link to an online article targeted at the general public: http://theconversation.com/a-new-meningitis-screening-test-could-help-cut-south-africas-hiv-aids-deathtoll-69452


  • NHLS AIDS 2016 HE2RO Policy Brief: Towards 90-90-90
    01 Dec 2016

    How close is South Africa to reaching the UNAIDS HIV treatment targets?


  • Policy brief: HIV testing services
    01 Dec 2016

    World Health Organization

    WHO recommends assistance for people with HIV to notify their partners


  • Policy brief: HIV testing services
    01 Dec 2016

    World Health Organization

    WHO recommends HIV self-testing


  • Media release
    23 Nov 2016

    National Department of Health, National Health Laboratory Service, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Right to Care

    Groundbreaking data system set to accelerate HIV/Aids elimination in South Africa


  • 90-90-90 Compendium
    15 Nov 2016

    Health Systems Trust

    This first volume of the 90-90-90 Compendium is targeted at a wide range of readers in South Africa, including community members and/ or politicians with no medical background. It is designed to assist all health sector role-players in understanding the context of the 90-90-90 strategy, as developed by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and then the process for achieving the strategy’s targets.


  • Stop Stock Outs Project - 2015 Stock Outs National Survey
    03 Oct 2016

    Third Annual Report - South Africa


  • National HIV Testing Services: Policy 2016
    29 Sep 2016

    Prepared by the National Department of Health


  • NDoH Circular: Test and Treat
    06 Sep 2016

    Implementation of the universal Test and Treat strategy for HIV positive patients and differentiated care for stable patients


  • Evidence to Action IAS 2016 Satellite Session Programme
    15 Jul 2016

    The session is hosted by the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (CIDER) in the School of Public Health & Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town; Anova Health Institute; the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS network - Southern Africa (IeDEA-SA); ICAP at Columbia University; and the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society.


  • Standard treatment guidelines and essential medicines list for SA
    06 Jul 2016

    This is the latest version of the National Department of Health's "Standard treatment guidelines and essential medicines list for SA" - Hospital level adult edition.


  • 2nd EMBO Workshop on AIDS-related mycoses
    15 Jun 2016

    This workshop on 13-15 July 2016 will be held at UCT and is ideal for anyone with a research, laboratory or clinical interest in fungal pathogens in HIV infected individuals.


  • DoH National Policy on PrEP
    09 Jun 2016

    The 2016 "National Policy on HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Test and Treat (T&T)" has been released by the SA National Department of Health


  • DoH PrEP guidelines for sex workers
    09 Jun 2016

    The 2016 "Guidelines for Expanding Combination Prevention and Treatment Options for Sex Workers: Oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Test and Treat (T&T)" have been released by the SA National Department of Health.


  • GlobalSHARE: Global Community for Sex, HIV And Reproductive Empowerment
    10 May 2016

    This is a shareable PDF with information about a new Global Community for Sex, HIV And Reproductive Empowerment/Global SHARE. This is a community of providers, civil society members and PLHIV who are interested in addressing the reproductive needs and rights of PLHIV.


  • AGM Voting Form
    19 Apr 2016

    Form attached


  • Proxy voting form
    12 Apr 2016

    Form attached


  • Board nominee summaries
    01 Apr 2016

    2016


  • Infectious Diseases Class
    30 Mar 2016

    Programme 2016


  • MOI 21 Nov
    22 Mar 2016

    Final document


  • Notice of AGM
    22 Mar 2016

    2016


  • The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society supports the decriminalisation of sex work
    09 Mar 2016

    The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society supports evidence-based law- and policy-making. We believe that South Africa will not reach our own, as well as international, HIV reduction and treatment targets or related public health goals if it does not decriminalise adult sex work.


  • Southern African guidelines on the safe use of pre-exposure prophylaxis in persons at risk of acquiring HIV-1 infection
    08 Mar 2016

    The aim of the this PrEP guideline is to explain what PrEP is, outline current indications for its use, outline steps for appropriate user selection and provide guidance to monitor and maintain PrEP users.


  • Corrigendum: 2015 Society PEP Guidelines
    03 Mar 2016

    This document is a corrigendum to our "Guideline on the management of occupational and non-occupational exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus and recommendations for post-exposure prophylaxis: 2015 Update".


  • Guideline on the management of occupational and non-occupational exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus and recommendations for post-exposure prophylaxis: 2015 Update
    03 Mar 2016

    This guideline is an update of the post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) guideline published by the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society in 2008.


  • Board Nomination form
    19 Feb 2016

    This document contains all the information and the nomination form pertaining to the Society's 2016 board elections.


  • NDoH Advisory: use of FDCs to reduce use of single-agent lamivudine tablets
    07 Jan 2016

    This document, and the associated circular (FDC ARV Circular, dated 25.05.2015) provides guidance on how to prescribe FDCs. This reduces the need to use single-agent lamivudine tablets.



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