We have grown accustomed to the wonders of clean water, indoor plumbing, laser surgery, genetic engineering, artificial joints, replacement body parts, and the much longer lives that accompany them. Yet we should remember that the vast majority of humans ever born died before the age of 10 from an infectious disease.

- S. Jay Olshansky

PUBLICATION LIST

OVER THE PAST 3 YEARS:

  • A Moodley, S Bhola, F Omar, J Mogambery, Antiretroviral therapy-induced Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy, SA Journal of HIV Medicine, Vol 15, No.2, 69-71
  • JC Mogambery, A Motala, K Padayachee, C Jozi, H Dawood, Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Immune Reconstitution Syndrome, Case Reports in Medicine, Volume 2014, Article ID 964612
  • Mogambery J, Dawood H., Wilson D., Moodley A, HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder in a Kwazulu-Natal HIV Clinic: A Prospective Study. Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine, 18 Sep 2017
  • Jolayemi, OO and Mogambery, JC. Kaposi sarcoma: an unusual cause of intussusception in an adult patient. S. Afr. j. surg. [online]. 2018, vol.56, n.3 [cited 2018-12-13], pp.30-32.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Human Immunodeficiency
Virus (HIV)

The human immunodeficiency virus, more commonly known as HIV, is a virus that damages the the immune system

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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis, known as TB, is a contagious infection that is spread by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which attacks the lungs

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Malaria

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by the Plasmodium species parasite

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Chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection

Hepatitis B and C are viral diseases that affect the liver's functions which include detoxifying the blood, preventing bleeding and storing energy

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Lung diseases or respiratory conditions

The respiratory tract is the port of entry for many harmful agents

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Bleeding disorders or full blood count issues

If you have prolonged bleeding or bruises or haematomas that develop on your body after mild injuries, you may have a bleeding disorder

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Hypertension and diabetes mellitus

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is known as the silent killer

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Vaccinations

Vaccines help the body become immune to diseases caused by bacteria or viruses

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Travel vaccines

A holiday overseas takes some planning, but planning and preparing for optimum health while traveling should be a priority

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Travel vaccines should be done at least 4 to 6 weeks before you travel as, for some, more than one dose may be required. At the same time, it is essential that if you plan on travelling, that you have kept to date with your scheduled vaccinations and boosters. This applies to children and adults.

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