Approaches to tenofovir and abacavir drug shortages in South Africa: A guide for clinicians

Laurie Schowalter, Francesca Conradie
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine | Vol 13, No 2 | a138 | DOI: | © 2012 Laurie Schowalter, Francesca Conradie | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 December 2012 | Published: 07 June 2012

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Laurie Schowalter, Southern African HIV Clinicians Society
Francesca Conradie, Southern African HIV Clinicians Society


Shortages of the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTI) abacavir and tenofovir have been reported recently at health facilities across South Africa. The Society issued the following clinical advice to healthcare providers experiencing shortages on 29 March 2012. These recommendations are intended only as a guide to clinical therapy, based on expert consensus and best available evidence. Treatment decisions for patients should be made by their responsible clinicians, with due consideration for individual circumstances.

S Afr J HIV Med 2012;13(2):56-57.


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