n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Pulmonology : guest editorial

Volume 31, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



The current issue of on respiratory diseases is timely and appropriate for several reasons. Respiratory-related symptoms, either with regard to the upper or lower respiratory tract, are responsible for almost 50% of consultations in general practice. Respiratory complaints are also the most common reason for HIV-infected persons to seek healthcare, either at primary or secondary level. Almost 12% of the nation's population are co-infected with HIV, and in some communities these rates are as high as 40%.

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