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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27089548/prevalence-of-human-herpesvirus-8-infection-in-people-living-with-hiv-aids-in-pernambuco-brazil
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Georgea Gertrudes de Oliveira Mendes Cahú, Viviane Martha Santos Morais, Thaisa Regina Rocha Lopes, Dayvson Maurício da Silva, Tania Regina Tozetto-Mendoza, Claudio Sergio Pannuti, Maria Rosângela Cunha Duarte Coêlho
This cross-sectional study aimed to estimate the seroprevalence and risk factors for Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) infection among people living with HIV/AIDS in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. A total of 500 individuals were tested for antibodies against HHV-8 using the whole-virus ELISA. The prevalence of anti-HHV-8 was 28.6% and the frequency among 140 men who have sex with men (MSM) was 38.6%. In the univariate model, there were significant associations with male gender, detectable HIV load, travel abroad, bissexual, and homossexual orientation...
November 2016: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/962636/-value-of-cytogenetic-study-in-transsexualism
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P H Saldanha, L C Olazábal
By reviewing the syndromic manifestation, transsexualism in characterized as a psychiatric entity, apart from homossexualism and transvestism. The two main feasible etiologic causes of transsexualism are discussed: the psychoanalytical hypothesis based upon psycossexual regression with imprinting of maternal figure and the neuroendocrine model which assumes alterations of the gender role identity centers in the hypothalamus. On the grounds of the latter explanation and after the scheme that seems to occure in the Morris syndrome whose cells (XY) do not respond to the masculinizing effect of plasma testosterone, it is proposed that transsexuals should possess detectable or cryptic sex-chromosome mosaicism affecting hypothalamic centers of gender role identity which do not respond to the androgenic secretion produced by primitive gonad...
September 1976: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
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