Uganda to treat more people infected with HIV with antiretrovirals

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 10 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1610
  1. Henry Wasswa
  1. 1Kampala

    Uganda has introduced a programme to increase the number of people infected with HIV who are treated with antiretroviral drugs, setting a new CD4 cell count of 350×106/l at which patients will be given this treatment.

    The country’s original national antiretroviral programme targeted people with a much lower CD4 cell count of 200×106/l, and infected patients with more CD4 cells were told to take co-trimoxazole tablets as prophylaxis. The higher cut-off is estimated …

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