n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - HIV/TB : guest editorial
|Article Title||HIV/TB : guest editorial|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town and 2 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Oct 2011|
South African reports to the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that its tuberculosis (TB) notifications have increased fivefold over the last 20 years; in 2008, South Africa had the third-highest TB burden, after India and China. South Africa and Swaziland now have the highest TB notification rates in the world, with about 1% of their populations developing TB annually. South Africa also has the greatest number of HIV-infected individuals in any country in the world, estimated at 5.5 million. South Africa was responsible for approximately 25% of the global burden of HIV-associated TB cases in 2007.
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