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Sunday, 9 August 2020
Dolutegravir and neural tube defects

New data from the Tsepamo study in Botswana has shown that the prevalence of neural tube defects in women on dolutegravir-based regimens appears to have stabilised at 0.2%.

Publication Date:
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 - 12:15
Dexamethasone for severe COVID-19 disease

The NDoH is now recommending dexamethasone (or equivalent) for patients with severe COVID-19 disease requiring respiratory support in the form of ventilation or supplemental oxygen.

Publication Date:
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 - 14:15
Prophylaxis for COVID-19

The MIC has had a number of enquiries from pharmacists receiving prescriptions for chloroquine for prophylaxis against COVID-19 in healthy people. This is not recommended.

Publication Date:
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 - 14:30
Good news! We have newly updated HIV Guideline posters for you

We are excited to tell you that we have great new posters (based on the national and Western Cape 2019 guidelines) available for download – free – from our website.

Publication Date:
Sat, 02 May 2020 - 10:15