Kelvin G Billinghurst

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Diagnostic tests that require human interpretation will always be susceptible to error. This may lead to delays in initiating effective therapy for potentially fatal conditions. The Malaria Control Programme in South Africa has historically relied on the microscopic examination of Giemsa-stained thick blood smears to confirm the clinical diagnosis of(More)
We assessed the cost-effectiveness of the female condom (FC) in preventing HIV infection and other STDs among commercial sex workers (CSWs) and their clients in the Mpumulanga Province of South Africa. The health and economic outcomes of current levels of male condom (MC) use in 1000 CSWs who average 25 partners per year and have an HIV prevalence of 50.3%(More)
OBJECTIVE To study a novel surveillance system introduced in Mpumalanga Province, a rural area in the north-east of South Africa, in an attempt to address deficiencies in the system of notification for infectious conditions that have the potential for causing outbreaks. METHODS Hospital-based infection control nurses in all of Mpumalanga's 32 public and(More)
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