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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906018/hiv-sero-discordance-among-married-hiv-patients-initiating-anti-retroviral-therapy-in-northern-vietnam
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Vu Van Tam, Do Duy Cuong, Tobias Alfven, Ho Dang Phuc, Nguyen Thi Kim Chuc, Nguyen Phuong Hoa, Vinod Diwan, Mattias Larsson
BACKGROUND: In many countries in Asia, the HIV epidemic is in a concentrated phase, with high prevalence in certain risk groups, such as men who inject drugs. There is also a rapid increase of HIV among women. The latter might be due to high levels of sero-discordant couples and increasing transmission from male to female partners over time. METHODS: All adult married patients initiating antiretroviral treatment at four out-patient clinics in Quang Ninh province in north-eastern Vietnam between 2007 and 2009 were asked to participate in the study...
November 15, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903359/-a-cohort-study-of-hiv-incidence-among-injecting-drug-users-in-dehong-prefecture-yunnan-province
#2
Y C Yang, Z Y Jin, R H Tang, L Li, R H Ye, Y F Cao, S J Yang, S T Yao, S Duan, N He
Objective: To investigate the incidence rates of HIV among injection drug users (IDU) in Dehong Prefecture, Yunnan Province. Methods: We recruited 1 413 HIV-negative IDU attending drug rehabilitation centers and identified a further 1 830 potential participants from a historical database from 2004-2009 using the same criteria. Fingerprint recognition technology was used to confirm the identity of all participants. A total of 3 243 HIV-negative IDU were recruited by the end of 2015, of which 2 546 (78.5%) had been followed up at least once since the initial data collection and 697 (21...
November 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903357/-comparative-study-on-the-hiv-epidemic-between-the-chinese-and-burmese-drug-users-in-drug-rehabilitation-places-in-dehong-prefecture-yunnan-province
#3
R H Tang, Z M Zhang, Y C Yang, K D Feng, S J Yang, J N Zhang, R H Ye, M F Qiu, S Duan
Objective: To compare the prevalence of HIV infection and its risk factors among Chinese and Burmese drug users living in Dehong Prefecture, Yunnan Province. Methods: We obtained plasma specimens and gathered demographic data from 7 867 drug users with Chinese or Burmese nationality attending rehabilitation clinics in Dehong Prefecture from October 2014 to September 2015. Of these, 7 756 individuals who gave valid questionnaire responses, including 5 389 Chinese and 2 367 Burmese, were enrolled in the study after giving informed consent...
November 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891160/hiv-sero-discordance-among-married-hiv-patients-initiating-anti-retroviral-therapy-in-northern-vietnam
#4
Vu Van Tam, Do Duy Cuong, Tobias Alfven, Ho Dang Phuc, Nguyen Thi Kim Chuc, Nguyen Phuong Hoa, Vinod Diwan, Mattias Larsson
BACKGROUND: In many countries in Asia, the HIV epidemic is in a concentrated phase, with high prevalence in certain risk groups, such as men who inject drugs. There is also a rapid increase of HIV among women. The latter might be due to high levels of sero-discordant couples and increasing transmission from male to female partners over time. METHODS: All adult married patients initiating antiretroviral treatment at four out-patient clinics in Quang Ninh province in north-eastern Vietnam between 2007 and 2009 were asked to participate in the study...
2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855325/-not-human-dead-already-perceptions-and-experiences-of-drug-related-stigma-among-opioid-using-young-adults-from-the-former-soviet-union-living-in-the-u-s
#5
Alana Gunn, Honoria Guarino
BACKGROUND: Young people from the former Soviet Union (FSU) in the U.S. are engaging in opioid and injection drug use (IDU) in substantial numbers, paralleling nationwide trends. Yet opioid-using FSU immigrants face distinctive acculturation challenges, including perceived stigmatisation as drug users within their immigrant communities, which may exacerbate the negative health and psychosocial consequences of such use. METHODS: This qualitative study draws on semi-structured interviews with 26 FSU immigrant young adults (ages 18-29) living in New York City who reported opioid use in the past month and/or were currently in treatment for opioid use disorder...
November 14, 2016: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816251/the-relationships-of-childhood-trauma-and-adulthood-prescription-pain-reliever-misuse-and-injection-drug-use
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Kelly Quinn, Lauren Boone, Joy D Scheidell, Pedro Mateu-Gelabert, Susan P McGorray, Nisha Beharie, Linda B Cottler, Maria R Khan
BACKGROUND: We examined associations between childhood trauma and adulthood prescription pain reliever misuse (PPRM) and injection drug use (IDU) in a nationally-representative U.S. sample to further understanding of factors associated with these epidemics. METHODS: National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health data (N=12,288) yielded nine childhood traumas: neglect; emotional, physical, sexual abuse; parental incarceration and binge drinking; witnessed, threatened with, and experienced violence...
October 4, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800528/increasing-infectious-endocarditis-admissions-among-young-people-who-inject-drugs
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Alysse G Wurcel, Jordan E Anderson, Kenneth K H Chui, Sally Skinner, Tamsin A Knox, David R Snydman, Thomas J Stopka
People who inject drugs (PWID) are at risk for infective endocarditis (IE). Hospitalization rates related to misuse of prescription opioids and heroin have increased in recent years, but there are no recent investigations into rates of hospitalizations from injection drug use-related IE (IDU-IE). Using the Health Care and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS) dataset, we found that the proportion of IE hospitalizations from IDU-IE increased from 7% to 12.1% between 2000 and 2013. Over this time period, we detected a significant increase in the percentages of IDU-IE hospitalizations among 15- to 34-year-olds (27...
September 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763996/county-level-vulnerability-assessment-for-rapid-dissemination-of-hiv-or-hcv-infections-among-persons-who-inject-drugs-united-states
#8
Michelle M Van Handel, Charles E Rose, Elaine J Hallisey, Jessica L Kolling, Jon E Zibbell, Brian Lewis, Michele K Bohm, Christopher M Jones, Barry E Flanagan, Azfar-E-Alam Siddiqi, Kashif Iqbal, Andrew L Dent, Jonathan H Mermin, Eugene McCray, John W Ward, John T Brooks
OBJECTIVE: A recent HIV outbreak in a rural network of persons who inject drugs (PWID) underscored the intersection of the expanding epidemics of opioid abuse, unsterile injection drug use (IDU), and associated increases in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. We sought to identify US communities potentially vulnerable to rapid spread of HIV, if introduced, and new or continuing high rates of HCV infections among PWID. DESIGN: We conducted a multistep analysis to identify indicator variables highly associated with IDU...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762596/phylogenetic-evidence-of-hiv-1-transmission-between-adult-and-adolescent-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#9
Elizabeth Wolf, Joshua Herbeck, Stephen Van Rompaey, Mari M Kitahata, Katherine K Thomas, Gregory Pepper, Lisa Frenkel
HIV-1 incidence among youth, especially men who have sex with men (MSM), is increasing in the US. We aimed to better understand the patterns of adolescent HIV-1 acquisition, in order to help guide future prevention interventions. We conducted a study combining epidemiologic and HIV-1 pol sequence data from a retrospective cohort of HIV-infected adults and adolescents in Seattle, WA between 2000 and 2013. Adolescents were defined as 13-24 years of age at the time of first HIV-1 care. Maximum-likelihood phylogenetic trees were reconstructed to identify putative viral transmission clusters of two or more individuals, followed by multivariable regression tests of associations between clustering and demographic and clinical parameters...
October 20, 2016: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761816/dna-fiber-spreading-assay-to-test-hdaci-effects-on-dna-and-its-replication
#10
Teodora Nikolova, Anja Göder, Ann Parplys, Kerstin Borgmann
DNA fiber spreading assay is an invaluable technique to visualize and follow the spatial and temporal progress of individual DNA replication forks. It provides information on the DNA replication progress and its regulation under normal conditions as well as on replication stress induced by environmental genotoxic agents or cancer drugs. The method relies on the detection of incorporated thymidine analogues during DNA synthesis in the S phase of the cell cycle by indirect immunofluorescence. Here, we describe the procedure established in our laboratories for sequential pulse labeling of human cells with 5-chloro-2'-deoxyuridine (CldU) and 5-iodo-2'-deoxyuridine (IdU), cell lysis, and DNA fiber spreading on slides and sequential immunodetection of the incorporated thymidine analogues by primary antibodies recognizing specifically CldU or IdU alone...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752872/retention-antiretroviral-therapy-use-and-viral-suppression-by-history-of-injection-drug-use-among-hiv-infected-patients-in-an-urban-hiv-clinical-cohort
#11
Catherine R Lesko, Weiqun Tong, Richard D Moore, Bryan Lau
Compared to HIV-infected persons who do not inject drugs (non-IDU), persons who inject drugs (PWID) experience disparities in linking to medical care, initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) and achieving viral suppression. There has been little attention to changes in these disparities over time. We estimated the proportion of PWID and non-IDU retained in care, on ART, and virally suppressed each year from 2001-2012 in the Johns Hopkins HIV Clinical Cohort (JHHCC). We defined active clinic patients as those who had ≥1 clinical visit, CD4 cell count, or viral load between July 1 of the prior year, and June 30 of the analysis year...
October 17, 2016: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729570/stretching-the-limits-of-renal-transplantation-in-elderly-recipients-of-grafts-from-elderly-deceased-donors
#12
Hessel Peters-Sengers, Stefan P Berger, Martin B A Heemskerk, Doaa Al Arashi, Jaap J Homan van der Heide, Aline C Hemke, Ineke J M Ten Berge, Mirza M Idu, Michiel G H Betjes, Arjan D van Zuilen, Luuk B Hilbrands, Aiko P J de Vries, Azam S Nurmohamed, Maarten H Christiaans, L W Ernest van Heurn, Johan W de Fijter, Frederike J Bemelman
An increasing number of elderly patients (≥65 years) receive a donor kidney from elderly donors after brain death (DBD) or after circulatory death (DCD). These organs are allocated within the Eurotransplant Senior Program, but outcomes must be evaluated. From the Dutch Organ Transplantation Registry, we selected 3597 recipients (≥18 years) who received a first DBD or DCD kidney during 2002-2012, and categorized them as young or elderly recipients receiving a graft from either a young or elderly donor, stratified by donor type...
October 11, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721034/hcv-dispersal-patterns-among-intravenous-drug-users-idus-in-athens-metropolitan-area
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Eleni Papachristou, Aikaterini Tsagkovits, Assimina Zavitsanou, Angelos Hatzakis, Dimitrios Paraskevis
BACKGROUND: Most of the HCV transmission the recent years in Greece was among IDUs. Our aim was to estimate the prevalence of HCV genotypes and to investigate the patterns of HCV dispersal among IDUs in Athens using current state of the art molecular epidemiology methods. METHODS: HCV sequences were determined from 238 HIV-negative IDUs collected on the basis of the "ARISTOTLE" prevention program carried out in Athens between 2012 and 2013. Phylogenetic trees were inferred on HCV sequences isolated from IDUs in Athens for the most prevalent HCV clades (subtypes 1a and 3a)...
October 6, 2016: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703998/favorable-socioeconomic-status-and-recreational-polydrug-use-are-linked-with-sexual-hepatitis-c-virus-transmission-among-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#14
Yun-Chi Chen, Kjell J Wiberg, Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, Arun Bansal, Philipe Bolzan, Janelle A Guy, Erastus N Maina, Andrea L Cox, Chloe L Thio
Background.  Sexual transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) is an emerging issue. Studies addressing the temporal trends and risk factors associated with incident HCV in HIV-infected MSM in the community-based primary care settings in the United States are scarce. Methods.  Using a retrospective cohort study design, HCV incidence, defined as HCV antibody seroconversion, was determined in 1147 HIV-infected men receiving care at Chase Brexton Health Care clinics in Baltimore, Maryland between 2004 and 2014...
September 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665254/estimating-the-burden-of-disease-attributable-to-injecting-drug-use-as-a-risk-factor-for-hiv-hepatitis-c-and-hepatitis-b-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2013
#15
Louisa Degenhardt, Fiona Charlson, Jeff Stanaway, Sarah Larney, Lily T Alexander, Matthew Hickman, Benjamin Cowie, Wayne D Hall, John Strang, Harvey Whiteford, Theo Vos
BACKGROUND: Previous estimates of the burden of HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) among people who inject drugs have not included estimates of the burden attributable to the consequences of past injecting. We aimed to provide these estimates as part of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study 2013. METHODS: We modelled the burden of HBV and HCV (including cirrhosis and liver cancer burden) and HIV at the country, regional, and global level...
September 21, 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639190/early-conversion-to-prednisolone-everolimus-as-an-alternative-weaning-regimen-associates-with-beneficial-renal-transplant-histology-and-function-the-randomized-controlled-mecano-trial
#16
F J Bemelman, J W de Fijter, J Kers, C Meyer, H Peters-Sengers, E F de Maar, K A M I van der Pant, A P J de Vries, J-S Sanders, A Zwinderman, M M Idu, S Berger, M E J Reinders, C Krikke, I M Bajema, M C van Dijk, I J M Ten Berge, J Ringers, J Lardy, D Roelen, D-J Moes, S Florquin, J J Homan van der Heide
In renal transplantation, use of calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) is associated with nephrotoxicity and immunosuppression with malignancies and infections. This trial aimed to minimize CNI exposure and total immunosuppression while maintaining efficacy. We performed a randomized controlled, open-label multicenter trial with early cyclosporine A (CsA) elimination. Patients started with basiliximab, prednisolone (P), mycophenolate sodium (MPS), and CsA. At 6 months, immunosuppression was tapered to P/CsA, P/MPS, or P/everolimus (EVL)...
September 17, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635997/resumption-of-injecting-drug-use-following-release-from-prison-in-australia
#17
R J Winter, J T Young, M Stoové, P A Agius, M E Hellard, S A Kinner
INTRODUCTION: Ex-prisoners with a history of injecting drug use (IDU) experience disproportionate drug-related harm. Rapid resumption of substance use following prison release is common and evidenced in high rates of overdose mortality. However, few studies have documented the rate of IDU resumption following prison release or identified risk factors for relapse. METHODS: Structured interviews were conducted with 533 adults with a history of IDU in Queensland, Australia prior to release from prison and approximately 1, 3 and 6 months post-release...
September 8, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629062/factors-associated-with-smoking-among-tuberculosis-patients-in-spain
#18
María Ángeles Jiménez-Fuentes, Teresa Rodrigo, María Neus Altet, Carlos A Jiménez-Ruiz, Martí Casals, Antón Penas, Isabel Mir, Segismundo Solano Reina, Juan Antonio Riesco-Miranda, Joan A Caylá
BACKGROUND: To determine the prevalence of smoking and analyze associated factors in a cohort of patients diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in Spain between 2006 and 2013. METHODS: Multicenter, cross-sectional, descriptive, observational study using a national database of TB patients, using logistic regression to calculate odds ratios (OR) and confidence intervals (CI). RESULTS: We analyzed 5,846 cases (62 % men, mean age 39 years, 33 % foreigners)...
2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27584149/venue-based-networks-may-underpin-hcv-transmissions-amongst-hiv-infected-gay-and-bisexual-men
#19
Daniel Bradshaw, Jayna Raghwani, Brendan Jacka, Rachel Sacks-Davis, Francois Lamoury, Ian Down, Garrett Prestage, Tanya L Applegate, Margaret Hellard, Joe Sasadeusz, Gregory J Dore, Oliver G Pybus, Gail V Matthews, Mark Danta
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the potential influence of venue-based networks on HCV transmission in HIV-positive gay and bisexual men (GBM). METHODS: This was a prospectively recruited cohort of HIV-infected GBM with recently-acquired HCV infection resident in Melbourne and Sydney. Clinical and demographic data were collected together with blood samples for HCV sequencing. Phylogenies were inferred and clusters of individuals infected with HCV with genetic sequence homology were identified...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27564643/t-cell-distribution-in-relation-to-hiv-hbv-hcv-coinfections-and-intravenous-drug-use
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Eveli Kallas, Kristi Huik, Silver Türk, Merit Pauskar, Ene-Ly Jõgeda, Marina Šunina, Tõnis Karki, Don Des Jarlais, Anneli Uusküla, Radko Avi, Irja Lutsar
Intravenous drug use (IDU) is one of the most important transmission routes for blood borne viruses, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). These infections alter the subset distributions of T cells; however, knowledge of such effects during HIV, HBV, and or HCV coinfection is limited. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate any associations between T cell distribution and the presence of HIV, HBV, and HCV coinfections among persons who inject drugs (PWID)...
October 2016: Viral Immunology
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