n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Providing antiretroviral therapy in rural areas : acute or chronic care? : main article

Volume 29, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



I was working at a busy rural clinic in the Eastern Cape. My next patient entered the consulting room. She walked slowly, although she was only in her early 30s. I could see her chest heaving from the exertion of entering the room. She sank down into the chair and turned her large eyes towards me, eyes filled with tiredness, desperation and, perhaps, fear? Slowly her story emerged.

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