Understanding HIV-Associated Dementia: From Diagnosis to Prognosis To properly understand the meaning of HIV-associated dementia, also known as HIV encephalopathy or AIDS Dementia Complex, it helps to first understand the general dementia diagnosis and its effects. The United States Government’s National Institute on Aging defines dementia as follows:- Dementia is
Humanitarian Crisis Looms Due to Escalating Gauteng Public Sector Radiation Oncology Waiting Lists Gauteng is in the midst of a public sector radiation oncology crisis. Thousands of patients are suffering, and this situation has only worsened over the past five years. Too many cancer patients are paying with their lives.
An Open Letter to Dr. Mokgethi, Gauteng MEC for Health About a month ago, I wrote an open letter to Dr. Nolutshungu, the new head of department for the Gauteng Department of Health. The letter had the desired effect, with Dr. Mokgethi answering some of the questions on her colleague’s
Social media has been buzzing with news of the revolutionary new breast cancer drug, Enhertu®, and how it will be able to extend and enhance the lives of late-stage and metastatic breast cancer survivors. Make no mistake, this is great news but, in a South African context, how beneficial is Enhertu® really?
Paying the Price Because of Gauteng’s Radiation Oncology Crisis Public sector cancer patients bear the brunt of Gauteng’s Radiation Oncology Crisis. The implications of long radiation oncology waiting lists in Gauteng’s public hospitals are devastating. The cost of waiting too long for radiation therapy comes at a price far exceeding
An Open Letter to Dr. Nolutshungu, New Head of the Gauteng Department of Health, Concerning the Radiation Oncology Crisis Dear Nomonde, Congratulations & Enjoy the Challenge Firstly, congratulations on your recent appointment. I trust that you will be able to make some inroads into the huge challenges that presently face
Due to the Oncology Crisis in Gauteng Public Hospitals, Is There Any Hope Left for Inflammatory Breast Cancer Patients in South Africa? Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is certainly breast cancer. In fact, it’s a breast cancer overachiever. It is extremely rare, incredibly volatile and has a competitive spirit that makes