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Pooling strategies to reduce the cost of HIV-1 RNA load monitoring in a resource-limited setting
(Oxford University Press, 2011-01)
Background. Quantitative human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) RNA load testing surpasses CD4 cell count and clinical monitoring in detecting antiretroviral therapy (ART) failure; however, its cost can be prohibitive. Recently, ...
HPTN 071 (PopART) : a cluster-randomized trial of the population impact of an HIV combination prevention intervention including universal testing and treatment : mathematical model
Background: The HPTN 052 trial confirmed that antiretroviral therapy (ART) can nearly eliminate HIV transmission from successfully treated HIV-infected individuals within couples. Here, we present the mathematical modeling ...
The effect of sexually transmitted co-infections on HIV viral load amongst individuals on antiretroviral therapy : a systematic review and meta-analysis
(BioMed Central, 2015-06)
Background: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) markedly reduces HIV transmission, and testing and treatment programs have been advocated as a method for decreasing transmission at the population level. Little is known, ...
Antiviral efficacy and safety of abacavir-containing combination antiretroviral therapy as first-line treatment of HIV-infected children and adolescents : a systematic review protocol
(BioMed Central, 2014-08)
Abstract Background: Abacavir is one of the recommended nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) for the treatment of HIV infections among children and adolescents. However, there are concerns that the antiviral ...
A retrospective study of the clinical management and treatment outcomes of patients established on antiretroviral therapy who are newly diagnosed with tuberculosis in the public sector, KwaZulu-Natal
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Taking into consideration the long duration of standard treatment for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB), the high prevalence of HIV co-infection and the growing prevalence of drug-resistant TB, there is ...
Growth patterns and nutrition-related problems of infants under one year attending Red Cross Children's Hospital's antiretroviral clinic and the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices of their caregivers, concerning infant feeding
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Introduction A paucity of data exists regarding growth patterns and nutrition-related problems in infants (<12 months) on antiretroviral treatment (ART) and the infant feeding knowledge, beliefs, attitude ...
Impact of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on body composition and other anthropometric measures of HIV-infected women in a primary healthcare setting in KwaZulu-Natal : a pilot study
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
Background and objectives: An understanding of the effect of HAART on different aspects of health, including nutritional status, of HIV-infected individuals in South Africa is needed to ensure that appropriate ...
Treatment of young children with HIV infection : using evidence to inform policymakers
(Public Library of Science, 2012-07-24)
No abstract available.
Effect of Aspalathus linearis supplementation, during anti-retroviral treatment, on the heart and aortas of male Wistar rats and the effects of drinking rooibos on the cardiovascular profile of patients on ART.
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Introduction Improved survival rates in the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) population, due to the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART), are associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease ...
How children access antiretroviral treatment at Kgapane District Hospital, Limpopo, South Africa
(Medpharm Publications, 2012)
Background: At Kgapane Hospital, Limpopo Province, only 20% of eligible children initiated antiretroviral treatment (ART) in 2007. The aim of this study was to improve the ART programme by assessing how children were ...