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



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.


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