n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - More about : complementary, alternative and traditional medicines and HIV and AIDS

Volume 23, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... MORE ABOUT 260 CME May 2005 Vol.23 No.5 COMPLEMENTARY, ALTERNATIVE AND TRADITIONAL MEDICINES AND HIV AND AIDS RUDY ONIA, MB ChB Registrar, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town Traditional medicine is defined as the knowledge, skills and practices based on the theories, beliefs and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health, as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illnesses.1 Estimates suggest that approximately 27 million South Africans use indigenous medicines for their basic health care needs.2 There is an extensive network ..

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