Review Article

Held to Ransom: CMV Treatment in South Africa

Fatima Laher, Gail Ashford, Angela Cescon, Claire Cullen, Erica Lazarus, Adrian Puren, Linda Visser
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine | Vol 11, No 1 | a243 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhivmed.v11i1.243 | © 2010 Fatima Laher, Gail Ashford, Angela Cescon, Claire Cullen, Erica Lazarus, Adrian Puren, Linda Visser | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 December 2010 | Published: 30 April 2010

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Fatima Laher,
Gail Ashford,
Angela Cescon,
Claire Cullen,
Erica Lazarus,
Adrian Puren,
Linda Visser,

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Abstract

Cytomegalovirus is a multi-systemic infection reactivated in the immunocompromised. Diagnosis and treatment are prohibitively costly in sub-Saharan Africa, and efforts need to be made for their price reduction to support the expanding highly active antiretroviral treatment programme in the region.

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