Linking data from the national HIV program without patient identifiers: A study from South Africa

By  Dr Khumbo Shumba  Dr. Jacob Bor  Cornelius Nattey  Dickman Gareta,  Evelyn Lauren  William Macleod  Dr. Matthew Fox  Adrian Puren  Koleka Mlisana  Dr Dorina Onoya  |  | 


  • South Africa’s public sector HIV program is monitored via two administrative databases: the NHLs and
  • Linkage of such health databases traditionally requires personal identifiers
  • We linked these databases without patient identifiers

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