By now, followers of this blog will know that one book – a book about AIDS – prompted my medical career. Earlier this year, I met a dynamic young History professor, who recommended I read Three Letter Plague by Jonny Steinberg. Last week I finally read it. Sold as Sizwe’s Test in the USA, thisContinue reading “Book Review: Three Letter Plague”
Tag Archives: ARV
Same Wolf, Different Coat
Latest news regarding Eastern Cape Health regards the MEC of the department discovering a separate entrance for HIV-positive patients at the Sundays River Valley Hospital yesterday. Enraged, he ordered it to be locked and never opened again.
Delivering the Children of Positive Patients
In medicine, every single patient potentially has HIV. You can run tests, but the chance remains that your patient could be in the window period. So you don’t know. And your patient may tell you that she doesn’t sleep around, has a faithful partner (who has also been tested), has never been raped and never,Continue reading “Delivering the Children of Positive Patients”