01 September 2016
The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa notes
that today marks the day where South Africa implements the World Health Organisation’s
new HIV guidelines on ‘Test-and-treat’, where patients diagnosed with HIV will
be initiated onto the Anti-Retroviral Treatment programme and nurses no longer
have to wait for the CD4 count of patients to drop to 500 first to qualify for
initiation into the programme.
This is a commendable move by South Africa, but we
believe that it should be done holistically for quality results.
DENOSA allegedly feels
that two issues are of great concern to nurses in relation to this, and our
fear is that these issues may stand in the way of the success of this new
Universal Test-and-Treat regime if they
are not addressed properly soon.
we tried to contact DENOSA spokesperson but we didn't get hold of the spokesperson
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