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Implementing microbicides in low-income countries.
The magnitude of the global human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic is determined by women from lower income countries, specifically sub-Saharan Africa. Microbicides offer women who are unable to negotiate safe sex ...
High prevalence of abnormal Pap smears among young women co-infected with HIV in rural South Africa – implications for cervical cancer screening policies in high HIV prevalence populations.
(South African Medical Association / Health & Medical Publications Group., 2007)
Objective. To establish the relationship between HIV infection and cervical dysplasia in young women in rural South Africa. Methods. This cross-sectional study was conducted at a primary health care clinic in Vulindlela, ...
Changes in natural killer cell activation and function during primary HIV-1 infection.
Background. Recent reports suggest that Natural Killer (NK) cells may modulate pathogenesis of primary HIV-1 infection. However, HIV dysregulates NK-cell responses. We dissected this bi-directional relationship to understand ...
TB treatment outcomes following directly-observed treatment at an urban outpatient specialist TB facility in South Africa.
The treatment of 450 consecutive new patients with pulmonary TB was evaluated to determine outcome following directly-observed treatment. In all,176 (39.1%) patients were cured, 23 (5.1%) completed treatment, 80 (17.8%) ...
Opportunities for treating sexually transmitted infections and reducing HIV risk in rural South Africa.
Title. Opportunities for treating sexually transmitted infections and reducing HIV risk in rural South Africa Aim. This paper is a report of a study to determine the aetiological distribution of sexually transmitted ...
Antiretroviral prophylaxis for HIV prevention reaches a key milestone.
No abstract available.
HIV-prevention science at a crossroads: advances in reducing sexual risk.
(Lippincott Williams & Wilkins., 2009-07)
Purpose of review—We review the current state of evidence-based prevention strategies for reducing sexual transmission of HIV. The combined programmatic and scientific efforts through 2008 to reduce sexual transmission of ...
Utility of Tuberculosis directly observed therapy programs as sites for access to and provision of antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited countries.
(The Infectious Diseases Society of America., 2004-06-01)
The overwhelming share of the global human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and disease burden is borne by resource-limited countries. The explosive spread of HIV infection and growing burden of disease in these ...
Disclosure of HIV status: experiences of patients enrolled in an integrated TB and HAART programme in South Africa.
(NISC & Taylor & Francis, 2009)
The convergence between the tuberculosis (TB) and HIV epidemics has led to studies investigating strategies for integrated HIV and TB care. We present the experiences of a cohort of 17 patients enrolled in the first ...
Challenges in HIV-prevention microbicide research.
(American Association for the Advancement of Science., 2008-12-17)
No abstract available.