List Of ARV Drugs In South Africa

Antiretroviral treatment (also known as antiretroviral therapy or ART) are the drugs that treat HIV.

Find below are the list of ARV Drugs In South Africa

Abacavir, or ABC (Ziagen)

Didanosine, or ddl (Videx)

Emtricitabine, or FTC (Emtriva)

Lamivudine, or 3TC (Epivir)

Stavudine, or d4T (Zerit)

Tenofovir alafenamide, or TAF (Vemlidy)

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, or TDF (Viread)

Zidovudine or ZDV (Retrovir)

What is the name of the new ARV pill?

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has launched a new fixed-dose combination antiretroviral (ARV) treatment called tenofovir/lamivudine/dolutegravir, simply known as TLD.

What is the new ARV drug in South Africa?

A new drug comes on board

Dolutegravir or DTG is the most recommended HIV treatment drug because it has very few side effects and for its ability to reduce the chances of people developing drug resistance. South Africa began its rollout of DTG last December.

Can ARVs make you fat?

In the early years after highly effective antiretroviral treatment became available (1996-2006), fat loss from the limbs and fat gain in the abdomen were common among people taking antiretroviral treatment. These changes in body fat were known as the lipodystrophy syndrome.

How many types of ARVs are there?

There are six main types (‘classes’) of antiretroviral drugs. Each class of drug attacks HIV in a different way. Generally, drugs from two (or sometimes three) classes are combined to ensure a powerful attack on HIV.

What is the CD4 count in a healthy person?

A normal CD4 count ranges from 500–1,200 cells/mm3 in adults and teens. In general, a normal CD4 count means that your immune system is not yet significantly affected by HIV infection. A low CD4 count indicates that your immune system has been affected by HIV and/or the disease is progressing.

How much are ARVs in South Africa?

According to our calculations, the average price is R86. 54 (US$6.26) per person per month. Of the eight versions of the new three-drug combination available in the private sector in South Africa, the cheapest is priced at R616 per month – more than seven times the average public sector price.

What is ARV in full?

ART stands for antiretroviral treatment. It is also called combination therapy or HIV treatment. What are ARVs? HIV drugs are called antiretrovirals (ARVs) because HIV is a type of virus called a retrovirus.