South Africa Begins Test-And-Treat Strategy For All People Living With HIV

Associated Press: South Africa to give free HIV treatment to all infected
“South Africa said Thursday it will now provide free treatment to all people infected with HIV, regardless of the condition of their immune system. The country leads the world in infections. Before the announcement by the country’s health department, people were eligible for free treatment based on a certain measure of their white blood cells, which fight infection…” (9/1).

Xinhua News: South Africa implements HIV universal test and treat program
“…The government believes the new measure will stop the transmission of HIV and also improve life expectancy in the country. … South Africa has the world’s biggest treatment program covering over 3.4 million people…” (9/1).

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