South Africa: Changes to ART guidelines

All HIV-positive TB patients, with immediate effect, are initiated on ART, irrespective of CD4 count.

The revised criterion for initiating HIV-positive TB patients on ART is in line with the new National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and TB 2012-2016 and the WHO recommendations.  

Download Letter Re: Changes in the ART guidelines from here.

Download Memorandum Re: New criteria for initiating HIV-positive TB patients on lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) irrespective of CD4 count from here.

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By Department: Health, Republic of South Africa

Published: June 6, 2012, 12:40 p.m.

Last updated: June 6, 2012, 1:12 p.m.

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