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An overview of the most important vector-borne infections and the current treatment modalities and challenges in South Africa

by Dr. Marna Turner During this presentation, Dr. Turner will provide a concise yet comprehensive overview of vector-borne diseases, with a particular focus on Borrelia, Bartonella, and Babesia. Despite the time constraints, she aims to cover essential aspects such as available treatments, key symptoms for detection, and fundamental concepts related to testing and treatment protocols. By highlighting the significance of vector-borne diseases and honing in on these specific pathogens, attendees will gain valuable insights into the complexities of diagnosis and…

Informed Consent vs. the reality in the HPV vaccine conundrum

by Dr. Etienne Thomas, MBCHB (Pret) MMED Obs&Gyn (UFS) The medical community has vowed to eradicate all illnesses and cancers as soon as possible. We have developed all kinds of miraculous medications from nanotechnology to immunizations to prevent these diseases before they even develop. But how certain are we that these actions will in fact do what we expect them to do? With all the variabilities involved in these complex diseases can we say with certainty that a single intervention…

Sexual and gender diversity

By Dr. Madeleine Muller All of our patients have a relationship with sex and sexuality (whether negative or positive), and challenges in this area can have a huge impact on health and well-being. The clinician needs to be able to provide both assistance and relevant education. To do this, it is important that we are fully updated on the latest understanding of sexuality and intimacy, particularly on the extraordinary diversity in this area. We need to understand who people are…