n South African Medical Journal - Morbidity and mortality of black HIV-positive patients with end-stage kidney disease receiving chronic haemodialysis in South Africa : editorial

Volume 105, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



South Africa (SA) has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS of any country in the world, with 6.3 million people living with HIV. This high rate of infection adds complexity to a health system already overwhelmed by chronic kidney disease (CKD), particularly that caused by hypertension, diabetes and chronic glomerulonephritis.

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