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HIV clinical management: Integrating virtually failure clinics in southern Africa

Authors: de Oliveira T, Rossouw T, Van Vuuren C, Naidu K, Ndwandwe L, Seebregts C


Several years into the ART rollout program in South Africa, some patients are beginning to fail their first or second-line drug regimens.

Data on HIV drug resistance and its impact on the management of patients with subtype C viruses is limited. Information on resistance associated mutations at clinical outcome of patients is needed to guide treatment options and ensure that South Africas ART program is highly effective.

Virtual Failure Clinic meetings:

A virtual failure clinic meeting is schedule twice a month on Wednesdays, 8am-9am. During these meetings, one clinical cases are presented together with literature on the subject.

How to participate in the virtual failure clinics:

These meetings are targeted at clinicians, clinical virologists, researchers and post-graduate students who are currently involved in the treatment of patients with ARVs in Southern Africa.
Participants need to register with SATuRN in advance and will join via conference call.

Contact Information:

Lungani Ndwandwe
SATuRN Research Assistant
Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Somkhele - South Africa.
Tel : (035) 550 7500
Fax: (035) 550 7565
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