Thursday, September 01, 2016

DENOSA marks the day where South Africa implements the World Health Organisation’s new HIV guidelines on ‘Test-and-treat

Nontando Mafanya
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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