Tuesday, July 02, 2019

CPUT becomes South Africa’s first university to roll out ARV treatment:

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) has become the first university in the country to make antiretrovirals treatment available to students on campus who have HIV/Aids.

Instead of having to stand in long queues, and miss their classes students will now be able to receive their ARVS at their Student Health Clinic at the Bellville Campus. By 2020 all other CPUT campuses would have this initiative introduced but until then students can use the shuttle to travel to the Bellville Campus.

All students who are registered to this programme will be allowed to take home a two month supply of ARVs over the holidays to ensure they have their medication well in advance whether at home, or travelling.
All patients must be confirmed HIV positive through a series of tests, which includes having their viral loads and CD4 cells checked. This initiative has been funded by the Western Cape Department of Health.

By: Aneeqa du Plessis

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