oa South African Family Practice - The prevalence of HIV amongst women with cervix cancer : scientific letter

Volume 48, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2006;48(2) 17 Scientific Letter The prevalence of HIV amongst women with cervix cancer To the editor: About 1 500 women die of cervix cancer in South Africa each year.1 Cervix cancer is the commonest cancer amongst African women and the fourth commonest amongst white women in South Africa.1 In addition, more than half a million people contract HIV in South Africa annually, and South Africa has the highest number of people living with AIDS in the world.2 A cross-sectional study of women attending family planning clinics in Harare, Zimbabwe found abnormal cervical cytology in 25.6% of ..

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