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Natural killer cell function in women at high risk for HIV acquisition: insights from a microbicide trial.
(Lippincott Williams & Wilkins., 2012-09-10)
Objective: To assess the role of natural killer (NK) cells in HIV acquisition. Design: We conducted a nested case–control substudy to the Center for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA004) tenofovir gel ...
Time for gender mainstreaming in editorial policies.
(International AIDS Society., 2011)
The HIV epidemic has been continuously growing among women, and in some parts of the world, HIV-infected women outnumber men. Women’s greater vulnerability to HIV, both biologically and socially, influences their health ...
Recruitment of high risk women for HIV prevention trials: baseline HIV prevalence and sexual behavior in the CAPRISA 004 tenofovir gel trial.
(Biomed Central, 2011-03-07)
Background: Young women in sub-Saharan Africa bear a disproportionate burden of HIV infection compared to men but have limited options to reduce their HIV risk. Microbicides could fill an important HIV prevention gap ...
Gender-sensitive reporting in medical research.
(BioMed Central., 2012-03)
Sex and gender differences influence the health and wellbeing of men and women. Although studies have drawn attention to observed differences between women and men across diseases, remarkably little research has ...
HIV and maternal mortality: turning the tide.
No abstract available.
The SAPIT trial provides essential evidence on risks and benefits of integrated and sequential treatment of HIV and tuberculosis.
(Health and Medical Publications Group., 2010-12)
Boulle et al.(1) queried whether a clinical trial was needed to provide the evidence for the mortality benefits of antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation during tuberculosis (TB) treatment. While several experts, including ...
HIV infection and tuberculosis in South Africa: an urgent need to escalate the public health response.
One of the greatest challenges facing post-apartheid South Africa is the control of the concomitant HIV and tuberculosis epidemics. HIV continues to spread relentlessly, and tuberculosis has been declared a national ...
Integration of antiretroviral therapy with tuberculosis treatment.
(Massachusetts Medical Society., 2011-10-20)
Background. We previously reported that integrating antiretroviral therapy (ART) with tuberculosis treatment reduces mortality. However, the timing for the initiation of ART during tuberculosis treatment remains ...
Antiretroviral therapy : challenges and options in South Africa.
No abstract available.
Achieving the health Millennium Development Goals for South Africa : challenges and priorities.
15 years after liberation from apartheid, South Africans are facing new challenges for which the highest calibre of leadership, vision, and commitment is needed. The effect of the unprecedented HIV/AIDS epidemic has been ...