Professor and Head of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape. Views are my own. RTs aren't endorsements

University of Cape Town
Joined October 2013
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Congratulations to #ISID Executive Committee member @GMalavige on her new role at @DNDi as their new Head of Dengue Global Programme and Scientific Affairs, India. She is a renowned leader and expert in the field of #dengue. Congrats Neelika! ow.ly/jpRC50KcJOh
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Horizontal transfer tet(X4) bad news especially when linked to mcr-1 or ndm-5 ➡️ ⬇️ antibiotic options. 🐖, 🧑‍🌾 & environment - another exemplar of One Health threat Fecal Carriage of E.coli harboring tet(X4)-IncX1 plasmid from Tertiary Hospital, Beijing mdpi.com/1763722
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Airlines reward customers loyalty with air miles, yet almost all apart from @British_Airways 👏👏👏 expire. Why? It should be an industry standard that airlines honour the 'reward' of air miles and enable customers to accrue & use them whenever they like.
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South Africa is so lucky to have satirical geniuses like Stephen Francis & Rico and @zapiro 👏👏👏
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Wonderful! Now please make the BioFire affordable for #LMICs so that we have some hope of accessing a valuable tool
Our goal: DIAGNOSTICS to improve patient care. Latest publication on @biomerieux BioFire ME panel "...contributes to an overall reduced LOS, reductions in the duration of empiric antiviral utilization, and a nonsignificant reduction in antibiotic therapy" mdpi.com/2079-6382/11/8/1028
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See you soon in Kuala Lumpur! ✈️ November 17–20, 2022 #ISIDCongress2022 #strongertogether isidcongress.org/registratio…
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A truly remarkable and horrific image. For shame 🇨🇦
Final session of the day on stigma related to HIV in clinical settings. All panellists were denied entry into the country. Appalling #AIDS2022
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📣 Today is the LAST day to register and get early bird pricing for the #ISIDCongress2022! There is no other worldwide #InfectiousDisease Congress - this is your chance to reconvene with colleagues after two long years. Join us in-person or virtual! isidcongress.org/registratio…
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What an amazing day for women’s sport. Culmination of the first Tour de France Femmes and the women’s Euros with England making a dream come true.
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Marc Mendelson retweeted
Published today in the NEJM
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The more doxycycline used, the greater ⬆️ #AntibioticResistance in Chlamydia, Syphilis & Gonorrhoea (although latter already blown). Important discussions needed on risk:benefit ratio especially in #LMICs where access to alternative antibiotics limited science.org/content/article/…
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With the greatest respect 1 small correction - ‘every moderately to severely immunocompromised person in the US or other high income country’ that can afford to access it. The vast majority of immunocompromised persons live in the global South and would never be so fortunate 😞
Every moderately to severely immunocompromised person should know about Evusheld, a preventive Rx. It's uncommonly prescribed by doctors and there's a general lack of awareness. Still works vs BA.5 An excellent patient page @JAMA_current jamanetwork.com/journals/jam… @AnuMalaniMD
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“We’ve had enough of pondering……we need action” Beautiful explanation by ⁦@EricTopol⁩ on need for #COVID19 mucosal vaccine & a reminder that as #SARSCOV2 continues to do its own sweet thing our knowledge needs to be translated into urgent action erictopol.substack.com/p/its…
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Congratulations to our Dean Prof @shabirmadh for being awarded the @NSTF_SA Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to science. #NSTFAwards2022 @Wits_News @WitsVIDA
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Indeed not. Focus on completion of #COVID19 vaccination and booster doses for the vulnerable population to reduce severity (yes, some will get severe COVID)
At the same time, we can't pretend that Covid is completely over, and that we don't have to at all be concerned about risk of infection. However, creating unrealistic fear is also not ok, especially in the light that so many already caught the virus.
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