n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Approaches to tenofovir and abacavir drug shortages in South Africa : a guide for clinicians : forum

Volume 13, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



Shortages of the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTI) abacavir and tenofovir have been reported recently at health facilities across South Africa. The Society issued the following clinical advice to healthcare providers experiencing shortages on 29 March 2012. These recommendations are intended only as a guide to clinical therapy, based on expert consensus and best available evidence. Treatment decisions for patients should be made by their responsible clinicians, with due consideration for individual circumstances.

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