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The necessity of incorporating gynaecological tests in antiretroviral therapy packages - case observations

Christine Katusiime, Ponsiano Ocama, Andrew Kambugu


In resource-limited settings, patients on antiretroviral therapy often do not have access to gynaecological tests and consultations. A number of these patients have gynaecological problems that require attention, and since most of the doctors taking care of the patients are not specialist gynaecologists, important gynaecological conditions are not taken care of adequately. Consequently, some of the patients present with advanced gynaecological disease.

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Christine Katusiime, Infectious Diseases Institute

Ponsiano Ocama, Makerere University- College of health sciences

Andrew Kambugu, Infectious Diseases Institute

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South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2011;17(1):16.

Article History

Date submitted: 2009-10-19
Date published: 2011-03-02

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