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Antiretroviral Treatment Launch

Antiretroviral Treatment Launch

Date: 30 July 2010
Time: 10am
Venue: Cane Growers Hall, ML Sultan Campus

The Durban University of Technology is proud to announce that its Isolempilo Campus Health Clinic, at Steve Biko Campus, as part of a collaborative effort has launched its ARV programme. The clinic successfully began rollout, with the first student dispensed with ARV’s at the clinic on 26th of May 2010.

The project, in partnership with McCord Hospital and Zoe-life, has been carefully planned over the last three years. The clinic has also entered into the Diflucan partnership with the Department of Health (DOH). ARV project coordinator, Sr Soorie Wardthen and all staff from the clinic have undergone a series of extensive training encompassing the South African Antiretroviral Treatment guidelines 2010, an overview of the KZN operational plan, Basic Science of HIV, Basic Science of ARV’s, Department of Health (DOH) guidelines for management and monitoring of clients on HIV, Nutrition and HIV, Health Management Information Systems and Pharmacy Systems.

Subsequent training included Isoniazid (INH) prophylaxis training, for prevention of TB in Immunuo-compromised individuals, and medical male circumcision. Lay counsellors from DUT’s HIV/AIDS Centre have also been trained in literacy 1 and 2.

For more information, please contact:

Isolempilo Campus Health Clinic

Lynette Chetty Soorie Wardthen
Senior Professional Nurse Senior Professional Nurse
Office: 031 373 2223/2089 Office: 031 373 2267
Mobile: 083 7837057 Mobile: 082 3944993
Lynette @ lchetty@dut.ac.za E-mail: sooriagandhiw@dut.ac.za