n South African Medical Journal - Management challenges in tuberculosis and HIV : CME - guest editorial




Globally, South Africa (SA) is disproportionately affected by the epidemics of tuberculosis (TB) and the human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1). The intersection of these two diseases has resulted in an unprecedented disease burden. It is estimated that 12.2% of South Africans are HIV-infected - a total of 6.4 million people, the largest number in any country in the world. SA has the second highest annual incidence of TB after Swaziland - approximately 1% of the population develop active TB disease each year (an estimated 530 000 people in 2012). While SA comprises 0.7% of the world's population, it is estimated that of all cases of HIV-associated TB that occur worldwide annually, 30% are in SA.


Article metrics loading...

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error