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HIV treatment-as-prevention research : taking the right road at the crossroads
(Public Library of Science, 2015)
No abstract available
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, ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Pharmacokinetic herb-drug interaction study of selected traditional medicines used as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for HIV/AIDS
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Introduction The increasing intake of traditional medicines among HIV/AIDS patients in sub-Saharan Africa needs urgent consideration by clinicians and other healthcare providers since the safety of such ...
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 ...
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 ...