Opinion Paper

HIV and the histopathologist

Carolina E. Nel
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine | Vol 18, No 1 | a680 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhivmed.v18i1.680 | © 2017 Carolina E. Nel | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 August 2016 | Published: 24 April 2017

About the author(s)

Carolina E. Nel, Department of Anatomical Pathology, National Health Laboratory Service, Wits University, South Africa


The practicing histopathologist is often a forgotten link in the management of HIV patients. This article aims to highlight the unique challenges faced by anatomical pathologists as well as focusing on the valuable contribution they can make to ensure prompt and accurate diagnoses that will ultimately benefit the patient.


histopathology; challenges; HIV


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