oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - HIV and the kidney : what the anaesthesiologist should know : Registrar Communication prize entry

Volume 16, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



It is estimated that 20-25% of HIV-positive patients will require surgery at some stage during their illness. In a study conducted among patients presenting for theatre at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in 2006, a prevalence of HIV infection of 30% was found. In one subgroup, the prevalence was as high as 43%. Thirty percent of these patients (10% of the study population) had a CD4 count of < 200 cells/µL.

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