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Beyond risk compensation : clusters of antiretroviral treatment (ART) users in sexual networks can modify the impact of ART on HIV incidence
(Public Library of Science, 2016)
Introduction: Concerns about risk compensation—increased risk behaviours in response to a perception of reduced HIV transmission risk—after the initiation of ART have largely been dispelled in empirical studies, but ...
Efficacy and safety of abacavir-containing combination antiretroviral therapy as first-line treatment of HIV infected children and adolescents : a systematic review and meta-analysis
(BioMed Central, 2015-10)
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 ...
Availability of HIV prevention and treatment services for people who inject drugs : findings from 21 countries
(BioMed Central, 2013-08)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Background: About a third of the global HIV infections outside sub-Saharan Africa are related to injecting drug use (IDU), and this accounts for a growing proportion of persons living with HIV. This paper ...
Causes of non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy in Wellness Clinic, Tshepong Hospital, Klerksdorp
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to 2001 estimates, there are 28.5 million people living with HIV in Africa, comprising more than 70% of the world’s HIV-infected ...
Drug-drug interactions between antiretrovirals and fluconazole in HIV-infected patients
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Background: HIV-positive patients have a significantly weakened immune system which makes them highly susceptible for opportunistic infections, requiring additional treatment. Cryptococcal meningitis ...
A comparative cross-sectional study of HIV positive and HIV negative medical admissions at Helderberg Hospital, Western Cape, South Africa
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-07)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Introduction: The HIV epidemic has had a significant impact on the existing inpatient and outpatient health systems. The cost of inpatient care for HIV positive people has been shown to be greater than ...
Antiretroviral therapy for the management of HIV in children
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2014-12)
Since 2004, when antiretroviral therapy (ART) was first available to children through the National Department of Health, there has been significant progress in preventing and treating paediatric HIV. Large cohort studies ...
The ethics of talking about ‘HIV cure’
(BioMed Central, 2015-03)
Background In 2008, researchers reported that Timothy Brown (the ‘Berlin Patient’), a man with HIV infection and leukemia, received a stem-cell transplant that removed HIV from his body as far as can be detected. In 2013, ...
Does the provision of services for HIV positive patients, including the provision of antiretroviral therapy, meet the needs and expectations of employers in Knysna?
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2009-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In South Africa, the highest HIV prevalence is amongst young people, who may have the greatest potential to contribute to the country’s economy. South Africa has one of the world’s largest ...
HIV treatment-as-prevention research : taking the right road at the crossroads
(Public Library of Science, 2015)
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