Prevalence of Drug-Drug Interactions of Antiretroviral Agents in the Private Health Care Sector in South Africa.

Prevalence of Drug-Drug Interactions of Antiretroviral Agents in the Private Health Care Sector in South Africa.

Objectives. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection can be effectively treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), requiring concomitant administration of three to four different agents, often with a high potential for drug-drug interactions (DDIs). This study aimed to determine the prevalence of possible DDIs between antiretrovirals (ARVs) themselves and other drugs. Design. Retrospective drug utilisation […]

The South African Stress and Health (SASH) Study: 12-Month and Lifetime Prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

The South African Stress and Health (SASH) Study: 12-Month and Lifetime Prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

At the end of the apartheid era, the African National Congress (ANC) formulated a broad policy framework that forms the basis for the current enabling health care legislation in South Africa. The ANC government developed a health care delivery policy based on the district health system that was designed to extend the availability of appropriate […]

HIV Prevalence and Incidence in People 50 Years and Older in Rural South Africa (Scientific Letters) (Letter to the Editor)

HIV Prevalence and Incidence in People 50 Years and Older in Rural South Africa (Scientific Letters) (Letter to the Editor)

To the Editor: Studies of HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa usually focus on the age group 15-49 years. (1) However, estimates of HIV prevalence in older people are required for health policy and planning. The health care and social needs of older HIV-infected individuals differ from younger people; e.g. because of different co-morbidities, (2) different […]

Prevalence & Risk Factors of Pre-Hypertension & Hypertension in an Affluent North Indian Population (Report)

Prevalence & Risk Factors of Pre-Hypertension & Hypertension in an Affluent North Indian Population (Report)

Background & objectives: Urban Indians have a high prevalence of insulin resistance, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. We studied the prevalence of pre-hypertension and hypertension, as well their association with cardiovascular risk factors, in a north Indian upper socio-economic population. Methods: A total of 1746 adults (age [greater than or equal to] 30 yr) residing in […]

Prevalence & Potential Significance of Vitamin D Deficiency in Asian Indians (Report)

Prevalence & Potential Significance of Vitamin D Deficiency in Asian Indians (Report)

Studies from our center and other parts of India have drawn attention towards wide prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) in our country. VDD has been reported in all age groups including toddlers, school children, pregnant women and their neonates and adult males and females residing in rural and urban India. We reviewed implications of […]