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Hepatitis B virus infection in HIV-exposed infants in the Western Cape, South Africa
Hepatitis B virus infection (HBV) is a significant public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. Universal infant vaccination with the hepatitis B (HB) vaccine has been implemented within the South African Expanded Programme ...
Ontogeny of toll-like receptor mediated cytokine responses of South African infants throughout the first year of life
(Public Library of Science, 2012-09-13)
The first year of life represents a time of marked susceptibility to infections; this is particularly true for regions in sub-Saharan Africa. As innate immunity directs the adaptive immune response, the observed increased ...
Antibody responses to vaccination among South African HIV-exposed and unexposed uninfected infants during the first 2 years of life
(American Society for Microbiology, 2013-01)
HIV-exposed but uninfected (HEU) infants born to HIV-infected mothers from areas in the world with a high burden of infectious disease suffer higher infectious morbidity and mortality than their HIV unexposed uninfected ...
HIV-1 RNA testing of pooled dried blood spots is feasible to diagnose acute HIV infection in resource limited settings
(Medpharm Publications, 2018)
Objectives: Rapid human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody tests, routinely used for diagnosis in adults and older children in resource-limited settings (RLS), do not detect early HIV infections prior to seroconversion ...
Mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus in sub-Saharan Africa : time to act
What few people thought possible little more than a decade ago is now reality: scientific and operational advances are greatly reducing the number of deaths from HIV. The number of infant infections has decreased by 58% ...