The 2010 South African guidelines for the management of HIV and AIDS: A review
The South African (SA) National Department of Health (DoH) released new guidelines for the management of HIV/AIDS in April 2010. We discuss here controversial issues and operational challenges in the guidelines; the stimulation of debate and contributing to future guidelines; the timing of initiation of antiretroviral treatment, scope and timing of laboratory monitoring and testing of concomitant conditions, operational challenges such as paediatric HIV treatment and nurse-driven care, and procedures relating to the guidelines such as the need for transparency of the guideline committee and the standard of evidence used to develop the guidelines. We welcome comment and sharing of further insights that will contribute to future guidelines.
Theresa Rossouw, University of Pretoria
Karin Richter, University of Pretoria
Des Martin, Toga Laboratories
Theuns Avenant, University of Pretoria
David Spencer, Toga Laboratories
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South African Medical Journal 2011;101(4):237-240.
Date submitted: 2010-10-15
Date published: 2011-04-04
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