THE SCIENCE INSIDE - New one pill a day drug launched
We end of our final show for the year, by commemorating milestones in the health sector and its fight against HIV. We hear the story of HIV activist and nurse, Angela Motsusi, as she recounts her first diagnosis of HIV, overcoming stigma and living positively. We get into our first story for tonight, with head of HEAids, Dr Ramneek Ahluwalia, as he talks about the launch of the new one-pill-a day drug, dolutegravir. We discuss how the drug will reduce the impact of the HIV epidemic in South Africa. Finally, we discuss the possible nasty surprises and lessons that the newly discovered HIV subtype could have on the fight against HIV, with the head of the Centre for HIV and STIS’s, Dr Adrian Puren.