n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - How should we care for patients who are not yet eligible for ART? : opinion

Volume 12, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



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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