Deborah J Maartens

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The Tygerberg Lymphoma Study Group was constituted in 2007 to quantify the impact of HIV on the pattern and burden of lymphoma cases in the Western Cape of South Africa which currently has an HIV prevalence of 15%. South Africa has had an Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) policy and a roll-out plan since 2004 attaining 31% effective coverage in 2009. This(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term survival for patients with AIDS-related diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is feasible in settings with available combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). However, given limited oncology resources, outcomes for AIDS-associated DLBCL in South Africa are unknown. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of survival in patients(More)
Background The incidence of malignant lymphomas (ML) in the Western Cape, a province of South Africa (SA), with a population of 5 million and an estimated HIV prevalence of 15% (census report 2002) has not been previously documented. Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) was introduced into the public patient sector in 2004, with 28% estimated(More)
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