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

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Cervical cancer is common amongst human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive women in low- and middle-income countries. In South Africa, more than 7500 cases are diagnosed annually and over 50% result in death, making cervical cancer the leading cause of cancer mortality.1 South Africa’s high HIV prevalence contributes to this high burden, because HIV-positive women are more likely to have persistent human papilloma virus (HPV) infection and precancerous cervical changes.2 Cervical cancer ...

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0000-0002-8749-3906
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MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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0000-0001-6072-1430
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0000-0002-8819-3825
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0000-0002-8323-4181
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0000-0001-8720-1347
Publisher:
AOSIS
Journal:
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
21
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2020-03-30
Acceptance date:
2019-11-18
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2078-6751
ISSN:
1608-9693
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1097609
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pubs:1097609
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2020-03-30

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