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HIV and tuberculosis prevention and control in South Africa: An overview

W D F Venter

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 HIV and tuberculosis (TB) remain major challenges in South Africa, despite free, and widely available, effective prevention and treatment. While modest successes have been enjoyed in terms of prevention, these started from an already very high infection level, and new infections of both diseases are still among the highest in the world. This overview explores the complex and evolving epidemiology of HIV and associated TB, and the possible mechanisms for achieving control of the epidemics. 


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W D F Venter, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Southern African Journal of Public Health (incorporating Strengthening Health Systems) 2018;2(3):52-54. DOI:10.7196/SHS.2018.v2i3.61

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Date submitted: 2018-06-04
Date published: 2018-06-04

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