n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - How should we care for patients who are not yet eligible for ART? : opinion
|Article Title||How should we care for patients who are not yet eligible for ART? : opinion|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Madwaleni Hospital, 2 Madwaleni Hospital, 3 Groote Schuur Hospital, 4 University of Cape Town and 5 Medecins Sans Frontieres|
|Publication Date||Dec 2011|
|Pages||11 - 13|
In 2009, there were an estimated 5.6 million people living with HIV in South Africa. Based on a threshold of CD4 <350 cells/μl, it is estimated that around 46% of patients are not yet eligible for antiretroviral therapy (ART). The Department of Health guidelines from 20103 have limited recommendations for the care of patients not eligible for ART.
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