n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - More about : the eye and HIV / AIDS

Volume 25, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



It is estimated that there are 5.5 million people in South Africa living with HIV / AIDS. A relatively small percentage of them are on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). As their CD4 cell counts decrease, they become prone to developing certain opportunistic infections and tumours. A large percentage of them (70 - 75%) develop ocular disease during the course of their illness - it may be the first sign of HIV infection.

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