Useful information

The ADVANCE trial

ADVANCE is a clinical trial designed to help change the current first-line HIV treatment (efavirenz/ tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine or EFV/TDF/ FTC) in South Africa and other low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). WHAT IS THE NEW REGIMEN? The regimen that is being tested is dolutegravir/tenofovir alafenamide/emtricitabine (DTG/TAF/FTC). There is also a third arm in the trial […]

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Common questions about HIV

Our comrades at HIV i-Base receive many questions from people living with HIV in South Africa. Click on the questions below to find the answers… I am pregnant. When do I start taking ARVs? Are generics the same as brand-name drugs? How can I increase my CD4 count without ARVs? Will “immune boosters” help my […]

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