Obesity is South Africa’s new HIV epidemic

Authors

  • Dr Nomathemba Chandiwana Ezintsha, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Prof. Francois Venter Ezintsha, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4157-732X
  • Dr Jennifer M Manne-Goehler Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Prof. Alisha Wade Research in Metabolism and Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Prof. Carel W le Roux Diabetes Complications Research Centre, University College Dublin; Chemical Pathology, University of Pretoria
  • Nzama Lawrence Mbalati Communication Sciences, Healthy Living Alliance
  • Angelika Grimbeek Community Paediatrics, Healthy Living Alliance
  • Petronell Kruger Healthy Living Alliance
  • Eunice Montsho Healthy Living Alliance
  • Zukiswa Zimela Healthy Living Alliance
  • Anele Yawa General Secretary, Treatment Action Campaign
  • Sibongile Tshabalala National Chairperson, Treatment Action Campaign
  • Ndivhuwo Rambau Project Co-ordinator, Treatment Action
  • Ngqabutho Mpofu Communications, and Research Manager, Treatment Action Campaign
  • Sasha Stevenson Executive Director, Section 27
  • Bridget McNulty Sweet Life Diabetes Community and SA Diabetes Advocacy
  • Prof. Ntobeko A B Ntusi Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital; University of Cape Town/SAMRC Extramural Research Unit on Intersection of Noncommunicable Diseases and Infectious Diseases; ARUA/Guild Cluster of Research Excellence on Noncommunicable Diseases and Associated Multimorbidity
  • Dr Yogan Pillay Director, HIV & TB Delivery, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Pretoria; Department of Global Health, Stellenbosch University
  • Prof. Joel A Dave Division of Endocrinology, Groote Schuur Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
  • Dr Angela Murphy Sunward Park Medical Centre
  • Prof. Sue Goldstein SAMRC/Wits Centre for Health Economics and Decision Science; PRICELESS SA, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Prof. Karen Hofman SAMRC/Wits Centre for Health Economics and Decision Science; PRICELESS SA, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Dr Sameera Mahomedy AMRC/Wits Centre for Health Economics and Decision Science; PRICELESS SA, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Dr Elizabeth Thomas SAMRC/ Wits Centre for Health Economics and Decision Science; PRICELESS SA, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Prof. Busi Mrara Professor and Head of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Walter Sisulu University
  • Prof. Jeff Wing Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Prof. Jeanne Lubbe Head, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University; President, South African Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Society
  • Prof. Zack Koto Chair, Department of Surgery, Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital and Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University; President, College of Surgeons of South Africa; Senior Vice-President, Colleges of Medicine of South Africa, President, Association of Surgeons of South Africa
  • Dr Marli Conradie-Smit Head, Division of Endocrinology, Tygerberg Hospital
  • Prof. Sean Wharton McMaster University, York University, and Wharton Weight Management Clinic
  • Dr Wayne May Cape Town Bariatric Clinic
  • Dr Ian Marr Cape Town Bariatric Clinic
  • Dr Hilton Kaplan Cape Town Bariatric Clinic
  • Mariam Forgan Cape Town Bariatric Clinic
  • Dr Graham Alexander Cape Town Bariatric Clinic
  • Dr John S Turner Honorary Senior Specialist Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town, Cape Town Bariatric Clinic
  • Gina Fourie Cape Town Bariatric Clinic
  • Dr Jocelyn Ann Hellig Cape Town Bariatric Clinic
  • Mandy Banks Cape Town Bariatric Clinic
  • Dr Kim E Ragsdale Cape Town Bariatric Clinic
  • Dr Marisa Noeth Zuid Afrikaans Bariatric Clinic
  • Dr Farzahna Mohamed Acting Clinical Head of Endocrinology, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Prof. Landon Myer Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
  • Dr Limakatso Lebina Africa Health Research Institute
  • Prof. Salome Maswime Global Surgery Division, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
  • Prof. Yunus Moosa Southern African HIV Clinicians Society; Department of Infectious Diseases, Nelson R Mandela School of Clinical Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Dr Teressa Sumy Thomas Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Dr Mzamo Mbelle Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand and Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital; Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital
  • Dr Phumla Sinxadi Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
  • Prof. Linda-Gail Bekker Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
  • Dr Sindeep Bhana Honorary lecturer, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Prof. June Fabian Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Associate Prof. Eric Decloedt Head, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital
  • Dr Zaheer Bayat Academic Head of Endocrinology, University of the Witwatersrand; Clinical Head of Medicine, Helen Joseph Hospital
  • Dr Reyna Daya Clinical Head of Endocrinology, Helen Joseph Hospital; Chair, Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa
  • Dr Bilal Bobat Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Fiona Storie Southern African HIV Clinicians Society
  • Dr Julia H Goedecke Biomedical Research and Innovation Platform, South African Medical Research Council
  • Prof. Kathleen Kahn SAMRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Prof. Stephen Tollman SAMRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Dr Brett Mansfield Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Associate Prof. Mark J Siedner Africa Health Research Institute, Harvard Medical School
  • Dr Vincent C Marconi Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Global Health, Emory University School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health
  • Dr Aaloke Mody Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, and Center for Dissemination and Implementation, Institute for Public Health, Washington University
  • Dr Ntombifikile Nokwethemba Mtshali Shout-It-Now
  • Prof. Elvin Geng Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, and Center for Dissemination and Implementation, Institute for Public Health, Washington University
  • Dr Suman Srinivasa Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • Prof. Mohammed K Ali Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, and Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • Dr Samanta Lalla-Edwards Ezintsha, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Dr Alison Bentley Restonic Ezintsha sleep clinic, South African Society for Sleep and Health
  • Dr Gustaaf Wolvaardt Foundation for Professional Development
  • Dr Andrew Hill Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Liverpool
  • Dr Jeremy Nel Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.2024.v114i3.1927

Keywords:

Obesity, HIV, Healthy food

Abstract

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Author Biography

  • Prof. Francois Venter, Ezintsha, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand

    Executive Director, Ezintsha
    University of the Witwatersrand
    Faculty of Health Sciences
    SOUTH AFRICA

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Chandiwana N, Venter W, Manne-Goehler J, Wade A, le Roux C, Mbalati N, et al. Obesity is South Africa’s new HIV epidemic. S Afr Med J [Internet]. 2024 Mar. 18 [cited 2024 Jul. 17];114(3):e1927. Available from: https://samajournals.co.za/index.php/samj/article/view/1927

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