communicable diseases

Monkeypox, the silently emerging threat
Monkeypox is not a rare disease anymore. Appropriate and effective interventions and active surveillance activities are urgently needed to make sure that monkeypox won’t become the new smallpox.   Monkeypox (caused by Monkeypox virus, genus Orthopoxvirus) has long been thought to be a rare disease occurring in humans only sporadically1. […]

Monkeypox, the silently emerging threat

Background South Africa’s National Department of Health has adopted World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2013 consolidated guidelines on the use of ARVs for treatment and prevention of HIV infection. The guidelines include changes for prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) through Option B+. Option B+ aims to reduce the HIV […]

Patients Voices Matter: The Option B+ PMTCT programme for HIV ...