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Low CD4 count and educational status predict abnormal cervical smears amongst HIV-positive women initiating antiretroviral therapy in South Africa

Nondumiso Mthembu, Jienchi Dorward, Nivashnee Naicker, Farzana Osman, Siphesihle Gumede, Yukteshwar Sookrajh, Paul Drain, Nigel Garrett
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine | Vol 21, No 1 | a1045 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhivmed.v21i1.1045 | © 2020 Nondumiso Mthembu, Jienchi Dorward, Nivashnee Naicker, Farzana Osman, Siphesihle Gumede, Yukteshwar Sookrajh, Paul Drain, Nigel Garrett | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 November 2019 | Published: 30 March 2020

About the author(s)

Nondumiso Mthembu, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Jienchi Dorward, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa; and, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Nivashnee Naicker, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Farzana Osman, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Siphesihle Gumede, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Yukteshwar Sookrajh, Prince Cyril Zulu Communicable Disease Centre, eThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa
Paul Drain, Department of Global Health, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, United States; and, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, United States; and, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, United States
Nigel Garrett, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa; and, Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Nursing and Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

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Keywords

Cervical screening; cervical cancer; HIV; CD4 count; antiretroviral therapy

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