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World AIDS Day

Posted by Michael Forrest on 1 December 2012 | 0 Comments

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Today is World AIDS Day. Around 34 million people worldwide have HIV. 25 million have died from AIDS, 1.7 million of them in 2011. Just try to imagine what that number means. When I was a medical student and trainee ophthalmologist sight-threatening complications of HIV infection, such as CMV retinitis, acute retinal necrosis and progressive outer retinal necrosis, were fairly common, and many of our patients with AIDS ultimately died.


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Dr Forrest practices at Northside Eye Specialists, based at Chermside, North Brisbane. He also consults at Blackwood Street, Mitchelton.

Northside Eye Specialists
Chermside Medical Complex
3/956 Gympie Road
Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: 07 3359 8886
Fax: 07 3359 5557

12 Blackwood Street 
(Postal address: PO Box 6134)
Mitchelton  QLD 4053
Phone: 07 3855 2605
Fax: 07 3855 3707