oa South African Family Practice - updAIDS : diagnosing HIV infection

Volume 47, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... updAIDS in SAFP Based on UNAIDS statistics, there are about 45 million HIV infected people around the world. A national, community based survey suggests that in South Africa the HIV prevalence in the general population is approximately 12% - 12.8% in females and 9.5% in males.1 Even more alarming are the results of a study which demonstrated that 15.7% of healthcare workers employed in public and private health facilities in four South African Provinces are infected with HIV.2 With modern antiretroviral (ARV) treatment regimens, sustained high survival rates can be expected.3, 4 Effective management entails lifelong adherence and commitment by ..

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