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Researchers recommend dolutegravir (DTG)‐based antiretrovirals should become the first option for HIV treatment in India, following a study into DTG’s cost-effectiveness.
Immediate antiretroviral treatment (ART) for people with low CD4 counts in China reduces overall mortality by 63% – confirming trials in other countries that have shown the benefit of early treatment for improved health outcomes.
The country with the third largest HIV epidemic moves to a test-and-treat strategy that aims to get everyone on antiretroviral therapy.
The world’s second largest antiretroviral treatment programme is now reaching just under half of all those living with HIV in India, but challenges remain to achieve UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 Fast-Track targets.
HIV drugs should now be more accessible in India, after the country’s National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) was expanded to include antiretrovirals (ARVs) and many other medicines.