n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - By the way ...

Volume 24, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... BY THE WAY Recently I noticed a letter to the Cape Times in which a woman complained about the Minister of Health's suggestion that cancer be made a notifiable disease so that the incidence of the disease could be monitored. A woman in Montagu, obviously completely misunderstanding the purpose of notification, wrote indignantly that she had suffered from cancer and that making it a notifiable disease would stigmatise people like her. She then went on to complain that HIV was not notifiable, describing it as a 'highly contagious' disease and suggesting that those living with the virus should wear ..

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