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Craig J Heck, Stephanie A Grilo, Xiaoyu Song, Tom Lutalo, Neema Nakyanjo, John S Santelli
OBJECTIVE(S): Covert contraceptive use (CCU) is the use of family planning without a partner's knowledge. This study sought to examine CCU prevalence among women living in Rakai, Uganda, predictors of CCU, and why women resort to CCU. STUDY DESIGN: We used data from women (15-49years) currently using contraceptives (oral contraceptives, Depo Provera, implants, intrauterine devices, and periodic abstinence) during Round 15 (2011-2013) of the Rakai Community Cohort Survey (n=2206)...
March 4, 2018: Contraception
Hassan Alyami, Emad Al-Osail, Shawgi Harbi, Mohammed Bu Bshait
INTRODUCTION: Benign Osseous metaplasia of the breast is rare, with only a few cases reported in the literature. Here we present a case of benign osseous metaplasia of the breast presenting as a breast lump. CASE PRESENTATION: 38-year-old previously well woman presented with a one-year history of bilateral breast pain and a left-sided breast lump. Ultrasound and mammography suggested calcified fibroadenoma. An ultrasound-guided true cut biopsy revealed fibrous tissue containing foci of adenosis in the presence of a myoepithelial cell layer...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Pria Anand, Deanna Saylor
Studies have suggested that the incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS) in HIV-infected (HIV+) patients is lower than that of the general population. Here, we present a case of MS in an HIV+ patient with a relatively suppressed CD4 cell count who developed clinical and radiographic disease worsening in the setting of antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation. A 47-year-old HIV+ woman (CD4 cell count 216 cells/µl) presented with decreased vision in her right eye. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed optic nerve enhancement and open ring-enhancing lesions in the brain concerning for demyelinating disease...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of STD & AIDS
Monique Figueiredo Teixeira, Meritxell Sabidó, André Luiz Leturiondo, Cynthia de Oliveira Ferreira, Kátia Luz Torres, Adele Schwartz Benzaken
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive women have a high prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV), and are infected with a broader range of HPV types than HIV-negative women. We aimed to determine the prevalence of cervical cytologic abnormalities, high-risk (HR)-HPV prevalence, type distribution according to the severity of cervical lesions and CD4 cell count and identify factors associated with HR-HPV infection among women living with HIV in Manaus, Amazonas. METHODS: We enrolled 325 women living with HIV that attended an infectious diseases referral hospital...
February 17, 2018: Virology Journal
Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues, Valeria Saraceni, Maria do Carmo Leal
AIMS: to estimate the mother to child transmission (MTCT) of HIV among infected pregnant women identified in the "Birth in Brazil" study and to evaluate care practices provided in order to identify missed opportunities at preventing the MTCT of HIV infection in the country. METHODS: Descriptive study using data obtained from the consultation of different databases: the "Birth in Brazil" study database and the Brazilian National Information Systems (NIS) databases...
2018: PloS One
Chirag J Patel, Jay Bhattacharya, John P A Ioannidis, Eran Bendavid
OBJECTIVE: Better identification of at-risk groups could benefit HIV-1 care programmes. We systematically identified HIV-1 risk factors in two nationally representative cohorts of women in the Demographic and Health Surveys. METHODS: We identified and replicated the association of 1415 social, economic, environmental, and behavioral factors with HIV-1 status. We used the 2007 and 2013-2014 surveys conducted among 5715 and 15 433 Zambian women, respectively (688 shared factors)...
February 8, 2018: AIDS
Christopher P Haskins, Sommer Nurkic, Kristianna M Fredenburg, Peter T Dziegielewski, William M Mendenhall
BACKGROUND: We report on a patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive disease with a primary orbital melanoma treated with surgery and adjuvant radiation. METHODS: A 53-year-old woman with HIV-positive disease presented with left-sided progressive ipsilateral vision loss and proptosis. An MRI scan revealed a mass-enhancing lesion measuring 2.1 × 2.6 × 2.5 cm abutting the optic nerve. The patient underwent left orbital exenteration with temporalis flap reconstruction, pathology revealing malignant melanoma, stage T1N0M0...
February 2, 2018: Head & Neck
Marine Freist, Cyril Garrouste, Nora Szlavik, Paul Coppo, Alexandre Lautrette, Anne Elisabeth Heng
INTRODUCTION: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-positive patients has become a rare cause of kidney injury since the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Plasma exchange and antiretroviral therapy were previously recommended but often failed to achieve remission. We report a case of HUS in a HIV-positive patient treated successfully with eculizumab. CASE SUMMARY: A 52-year-old woman presented to hospital with acute renal failure, thrombocytopenia, anemia, and hypoxemia...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jian Liang Tan, Sudzilla Nordin, Alwi Muhd Besari
Introduction: Tuberculosis is the second leading cause of death under the category of infectious diseases, after the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) constitutes about 5% of all extrapulmonary disease worldwide. This report describes a case of Tuberculous meningitis with rare presentation in a 28-year-old woman, who was treated based on a collection of her social background, clinical findings and Multiplex PCR of tuberculosis. Case presentation: A 28-year-old Malay woman with no significant medical history presented to HUSM with one month history of on and off fever, two weeks history of generalised limbs weakness and one week history of dysphagia...
October 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
Jing Zhang, Xinyan Huang, Xin Zhang, Ying Zhu, Kang Liao, Jing Ma, Guangfa Wang, Yubiao Guo, Canmao Xie
RATIONALE: Recently, Talaromyces marneffei (T. marneffei) has been reported in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative patient with underlying diseases, such as oral cancer, colon cancer, haematological malignancies, connective tissue disease, diabetes mellitus, and corticosteroids or immunosuppressive agents. Similar to HIV-positive ones, such patients were observed with CD4 lymphocytopenia. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported a case of a 45-year-old woman who was diagnosed with disseminated T...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
M J Sousa, S Cadinha, M Mota, T Teixeira, D Malheiro, J P Moreira da Silva
Background. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) may be responsible for hypersensitivity reactions varying in severity, clinical manifestations and frequency. Case report. We report the case of a 47-year-old woman with HIV infection who developed a delayed mucocutaneous reaction after treatment with ART. Hypersensitivty reaction (HR) to emtricitabine and tenofovir was considered probable based on positive patch tests (PT) and hypersensitivity reaction to nevirapine was confirmed by drug provocation test. Discussion...
November 20, 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Kerry A Thomson, Barbara Telfer, Patricia Opondo Awiti, Jane Munge, Mathew Ngunga, Anthony Reid
Within the first year of implementation, 43% of women who tested HIV positive at their first antenatal care visit were no longer retained and being followed in the free prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV program offered by the Kenyan Ministry of Health and Médecins Sans Frontières in the informal settlement of Kibera, Nairobi. This study aimed to explore barriers to enrolling and remaining engaged in PMTCT services throughout the pregnancy and postpartum periods. Qualitative data from 31 focus group discussions and 35 in-depth interviews across six stakeholder groups that included women, men, and PMTCT service providers were analyzed...
2018: PloS One
Michael D Abendroth, Michael G Bayerl, Michael J Wilkinson, David F Claxton, Charles S Specht
We report a rare case of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive polymorphic B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder (LPD) involving the lacrimal gland of a 28-year-old, apparently immunocompetent woman. She presented with a chief complaint of orbital swelling and tenderness and was found to have a lesion involving the right lacrimal gland and distal superior and lateral rectus muscles. Histology of the lesion revealed histiocytes with pleomorphic nuclei, reactive lymphocytes, and scattered cells that resembled the Reed-Sternberg (R-S) cells of classical Hodgkin lymphoma...
December 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
Herbert Cubasch, Caroline Dickens, Maureen Joffe, Raquel Duarte, Nivashni Murugan, Ming Tsai Chih, Kiashanee Moodley, Vinay Sharma, Oluwatosin Ayeni, Judith S Jacobson, Alfred I Neugut, Valerie McCormack, Paul Ruff
BACKGROUND: South Africa's public healthcare system is better equipped to manage breast cancer than most other SSA countries, but survival rates are unknown. METHODS: A historical cohort of 602 women newly diagnosed with invasive breast carcinoma during 2009-2011 at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Soweto, Johannesburg, was followed using health systems data to December 2014. 'Overall survival' time was defined from diagnosis to death or terminal illness...
January 3, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology
Ira Shah, Mamatha Lala, Kaizad Damania
Aim: Prevalence of HIV among pregnant women in India is of great concern, especially to prevent HIV in children. Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is the most common cause of transmission of HIV in children. Prevalence of HIV infection in pregnant women in India has ranged from 0.7% to 1.2%. Thus, estimating prevalence of HIV in pregnant women would aid in developing and prioritizing prevention of parent-to-child transmission of HIV programs. Materials and Methods: All pregnant women referred to the antenatal clinic from 1993 onward were tested for HIV infection by ELISA test after pretest counseling...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Lario Viljoen, Rhoda Ndubani, Virginia Bond, Janet Seeley, Lindsey Reynolds, Graeme Hoddinott
Public health researchers repeatedly represent women as a group vulnerable to ill health. This has been particularly true in the field of HIV research, where women are disproportionately affected by HIV in terms of disease burden and the social effects of the epidemic. Although women have been the focus of many prevention and treatment programs, structural barriers to implementation of these targeted programs persist. In this article we explore how high HIV-burden communities in South Africa and Zambia engage with the concepts of "woman" and "HIV risk"...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
R M Ngwanya, B Kakande, N P Khumalo
Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Treponema pallidum coinfection is relatively common and accounts for about 25% of primary and secondary syphilis. Tertiary syphilis in HIV-uninfected and HIV-infected patients is vanishingly rare. This is most likely due to early treatment of cases of primary and secondary syphilis. There is rapid progression to tertiary syphilis in HIV-infected patients. Case Presentation: A 49-year-old woman diagnosed with HIV Type 1 infection and cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) count of 482 presented with a four-week history of multiple crusted plaques, nodules, and ulcers on her face, arms, and abdomen...
2017: Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Collins C Iwuji, Joanna Orne-Gliemann, Joseph Larmarange, Eric Balestre, Rodolphe Thiebaut, Frank Tanser, Nonhlanhla Okesola, Thembisa Makowa, Jaco Dreyer, Kobus Herbst, Nuala McGrath, Till Bärnighausen, Sylvie Boyer, Tulio De Oliveira, Claire Rekacewicz, Brigitte Bazin, Marie-Louise Newell, Deenan Pillay, François Dabis
BACKGROUND: Universal antiretroviral therapy (ART), as per the 2015 WHO recommendations, might reduce population HIV incidence. We investigated the effect of universal test and treat on HIV acquisition at population level in a high prevalence rural region of South Africa. METHODS: We did a phase 4, open-label, cluster randomised trial of 22 communities in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We included individuals residing in the communities who were aged 16 years or older...
November 30, 2017: Lancet HIV
A Vandormael, T Bärnighausen, J Herbeck, A Tomita, A Phillips, D Pillay, T de Oliveira, F Tanser
Background: The prevalence of detectable viremia has previously been used to infer the potential for ongoing HIV transmission. To date, no study has evaluated the longitudinal change in the prevalence of detectable viremia within the HIV-positive community (PDV+) and the entire population (PDVP) using data from a sub-Saharan African setting. Methods: In 2011, 2013, and 2014, we obtained 6,752 HIV-positive and 15,415 HIV-negative test results from a population-based surveillance system in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa...
November 25, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Rohan P Joshi, Carlos A Gomez, David Steiner, Natali Aziz, Benjamin A Pinsky
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December 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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