n South African Medical Journal - Antiretroviral prescriptions with potential drug-drug interactions from general practitioners and specialists : scientific letter
|Article Title||Antiretroviral prescriptions with potential drug-drug interactions from general practitioners and specialists : scientific letter|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Author||Norah L. Katende-Kyenda, M.S. Lubbe, J.H.P. Serfontein, I. Truter and J. Bodenstein|
|Publication Date||May 2011|
|Pages||322 - 323|
|Keyword(s)||North-West University, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Walter Sisulu University|
To the Editor: It has been estimated that globally about 38.6 million people were infected with HIV by 2005, with about 5 million of them living in South Africa (SA). The World Health Organization estimated that 4.7 million people living in sub-Saharan Africa urgently needed antiretroviral therapy (ART). In that year SA implemented prescribed minimum benefits (PMBs) for HIV/AIDS in the private health care sector. Despite the increased availability and affordability of ART in SA, only 60 000 people were receiving ART through medical aid schemes by mid-2005.
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