n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Paediatric antiretroviral therapy : beyond the guidelines : comment




The truth of the above quotation has not dated in 800 years. Nowhere in clinical medicine today is it more relevant than in the treatment of HIV patients using antiretroviral (ARV) therapy. In the South African setting, the cost issue is clearly important and very often limits the treatment that can be prescribed. Therefore, when drawing up the Paediatric HIV Treatment Guidelines for the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society, consideration was given to the fact that treatment options might vary from state-of-the-art combinations to cheaper options suitable for use in a resource-limited setting.


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