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Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Unexpected findings in HIV meningitis treatment trial can save lives

UCT investigators in collaboration with Ugandan and American colleagues found that HIV patients with cryptococcal meningitis – a common AIDS-related infection – should first be fully treated for the condition in hospital, and only start antiretroviral (ARV) therapy afterwards.

Dr Dirk Blom of the UCT/Groote Schuur's Hospital Division of Lipidology is first author of a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) paper showing that novel US drug Evolocumab reduces "bad cholesterol" by a further 57% when added to standard cholesterol-lowering therapy.

Article "Man with a mission" was recently published by Tamar Kahn (Business Day) featuring Prof Keertan Dheda.

UCT is delighted that one of its academics, Prof Keertan Dedha, is the 2014 recipient of the Oppenheimer Fellowship, the Oppenheimer Trust’s premier award with a monetary value of R1,5 million.
 

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