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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346606/characteristics-of-cases-with-repeated-sexually-transmitted-infections-massachusetts-2014-2016
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Katherine K Hsu, Lauren E Molotnikov, Kathleen A Roosevelt, Heather R Elder, R Monina Klevens, Alfred DeMaria, Sevgi O Aral
Background: Persons with prior sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are at high risk for re-infection. No recent studies have examined the frequency with which persons within a geographic area are diagnosed and reported with multiple bacterial STIs over time. Methods: We conducted a retrospective, population-based study of confirmed syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydial infections reported to the Massachusetts state surveillance system within a two-year period, July 28, 2014 - July 27, 2016...
January 13, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341034/therapeutic-assessment-of-vulvar-squamous-intraepithelial-lesions-with-co2-laser-vaporization-in-immunosuppressed-patients
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Julisa Chamorro Lascasas Ribalta, Mariana Vendramin Mateussi, Neila Maria de Góis Speck
OBJECTIVE:  A vulvar squamous intraepithelial lesion is deemed to be a preceding lesion to vulvar cancer, especially in women aged under 40 years, holders of an acquired or idiopathic immunosuppression. Several treatments have been used to treat these lesions. One of the aesthetically acceptable therapeutic methods is the CO2 laser vaporization. METHODS:  In a transversal study, 46 records of immunosuppressed women bearing a vulvar low grade and/or high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion were selected out of the retrospective analysis, computing age, date of record, date of vulvar lesion treatment with CO2 laser, the time elapsed between the first and the last visit (in months), the number of visits, the presence or absence of condylomatous lesions in other female lower genital tract sites and whether or not recurrences and persistence of intraepithelial lesions have been noticed during the follow-up...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337848/identifying-pre-existing-ns3-and-ns5a-resistance-associated-variants-and-transmission-chains-in-the-polish-hiv-hcv-genotype-1-epidemic-impact-on-prevention-and-treatment
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Miłosz Parczewski, Iwona Cielniak, Justyna Kordek, Bogusz Aksak-Wąs, Anna Urbańska, Magdalena Leszczyszyn-Pynka, Ewa Siwak, Monika Bociąga-Jasik, Anna Nowak, Aleksandra Szymczak, Małgorzata Zalewska, Władysław Łojewski, Anne-Mieke Vandamme, Nadine Lübke, Lize Cuypers
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) resistance-associated variants (RAVs) have been shown to adversely affect treatment response of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). Identifying pre-existing RAVs and transmission networks among HIV/HCV genotype 1 (G1) infected patients from Poland will assist in shaping surveillance strategies for HCV. METHODS: NS3 and NS5A sequences were obtained from samples of 112 DAA-naive G1 patients (45 G1a, 67 G1b), of which 74 were chronically infected and 38 were diagnosed with acute hepatitis C (AHC)...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336508/national-audit-of-perinatal-hiv-infections-in-the-uk-2006-2013-what-lessons-can-be-learnt
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H Peters, C Thorne, P A Tookey, L Byrne
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate circumstances surrounding perinatal transmissions of HIV (PHIVs) in the UK. METHODS: The National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood conducts comprehensive surveillance of all pregnancies in women diagnosed with HIV infection and their infants in the UK; reports of all HIV-diagnosed children are also sought, regardless of country of birth. Children with PHIV born in 2006-2013 and reported by 2014 were included in an audit, with additional data collection via telephone interviews with clinicians involved in each case...
January 16, 2018: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335236/tanzania-health-information-technology-t-hit-system-pilot-test-of-a-tablet-based-system-to-improve-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv
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Sheana Bull, Deborah Sk Thomas, Elias C Nyanza, Sospatro E Ngallaba
BACKGROUND: The prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV requires innovative solutions. Although routine monitoring is effective in some areas, standardized and easy-to-scale solutions to identify and monitor pregnant women, test them for HIV, and treat them and their children is still lacking. Mobile health (mHealth) offers opportunities for surveillance and reporting in rural areas of low- and middle-income countries. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to document the preliminary impacts of the Tanzania Health Information Technology (T-HIT) system mHealth intervention aimed at health workers for PMTCT care delivery and capacity building in a rural area of Tanzania...
January 15, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334711/-serologic-surveillance-indicators-analysis-among-syphilis-infected-pregnant-women-in-east-china
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L X Dou, Q Wang, X Y Wang, Y P Qiao, M Su, X Jin, A L Wang
Objective: To analyze serologic surveillance indicators during pregnancy among syphilis-infected women who delivered in 2013 in East China. Methods: Data were from national 'Information System of Prevention of Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV, syphilis and HBV Management' and in total 5 206 syphilis-infected pregnant women who delivered in 2013 and in East China were involved in the analysis. Information on demographic characters, laboratory tests, and treatment regimens were collected. The maternal non-treponemal testing surveillance and titer distribution were described and compare the proportions between pregnant women receiving standard testing and non-standard testing, taking baseline testing and testing before delivery or at the third trimester...
January 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334478/authorship-correction-sampling-key-populations-for-hiv-surveillance-results-from-eight-cross-sectional-studies-using-respondent-driven-sampling-and-venue-based-snowball-sampling
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Amrita Rao, Shauna Stahlman, James Hargreaves, Sharon Weir, Jessie Edwards, Brian Rice, Duncan Kochelani, Mpumelelo Mavimbela, Stefan Baral
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.2196/publichealth.8116.].
January 15, 2018: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330308/survival-outcomes-of-primary-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma-in-hiv-infected-patients-a-national-population-based-study
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Jianhong Wang, Rong Liang, Caixia Hao, Xiangxiang Liu, Na Zhang, Xiaohui Duan, Hongjuan Dong, Baoxia Dong, Hongtao Gu, Guangxun Gao, Tao Zhang, Qingxian Bai, Xiequn Chen
This study aimed to investigate clinical characteristics and survival outcomes of primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) in HIV-infected and non-HIV-infected patients. All data were from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program, 1973-2013, of the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Data of 318 HIV-infected patients and 1272 non-HIV-infected patients with primary CTCL were analyzed. Endpoints were overall survival and cancer-specific mortality. Independent variables included demographics, pre-existing malignancy, treatments, and environmental factors...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329299/multi-drug-resistant-non-typhoidal-salmonella-associated-with-invasive-disease-in-western-kenya
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Adam Akullian, Joel M Montgomery, Grace John-Stewart, Samuel I Miller, Hillary S Hayden, Matthew C Radey, Kyle R Hager, Jennifer R Verani, John Benjamin Ochieng, Jane Juma, Jim Katieno, Barry Fields, Godfrey Bigogo, Allan Audi, Judd Walson
Non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) is a leading cause of bloodstream infections in Africa, but the various contributions of host susceptibility versus unique pathogen virulence factors are unclear. We used data from a population-based surveillance platform (population ~25,000) between 2007-2014 and NTS genome-sequencing to compare host and pathogen-specific factors between individuals presenting with NTS bacteremia and those presenting with NTS diarrhea. Salmonella Typhimurium ST313 and Salmonella Enteritidis ST11 were the most common isolates...
January 12, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326192/evidence-for-sample-selection-effect-and-hawthorne-effect-in-behavioural-hiv-prevention-trial-among-young-women-in-a-rural-south-african-community
#10
Molly Rosenberg, Audrey Pettifor, Rhian Twine, James P Hughes, F Xavier Gomez-Olive, Ryan G Wagner, Afolabi Sulaimon, Stephen Tollman, Amanda Selin, Catherine MacPhail, Kathleen Kahn
OBJECTIVES: We examined the potential influence of both sample selection effects and Hawthorne effects in the behavioural HIV Prevention Trial Network 068 study, designed to examine whether cash transfers conditional on school attendance reduce HIV acquisition in young South African women. We explored whether school enrolment among study participants differed from the underlying population, and whether differences existed at baseline (sample selection effect) or arose during study participation (Hawthorne effect)...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326177/stis-in-sex-partners-notified-for-chlamydia-exposure-implications-for-expedited-partner-therapy
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Fleur van Aar, Birgit H B van Benthem, Ingrid V F van den Broek, Hannelore M Götz
OBJECTIVES: Expedited partner therapy (EPT) may reduce chlamydia reinfection rates. However, the disadvantages of EPT for chlamydia include missing the opportunity to test for other STIs and unnecessary use of antibiotics among non-infected partners. As part of a larger study that investigated the feasibility of EPT in the Netherlands, we explored the frequency of STI among a potential EPT target population of chlamydia-notified heterosexual men and women attending STI clinics for testing...
January 11, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326000/epidemiology-of-tuberculosis-in-spain-results-obtained-by-the-national-epidemiological-surveillance-network-in-2015
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Rosa Cano-Portero, Rocío Amillategui-Dos Santos, Raquel Boix-Martínez, Amparo Larrauri-Cámara
The epidemiological surveillance data for tuberculosis in Spain in 2015 is analysed in this report. This information was gathered through cases reported to the Red Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiológica [National Epidemiological Surveillance Network]. In addition, the update of the treatment of the cases reported in 2014 is included. The incidence rate of tuberculosis in 2015 was 10.59 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 10% less than in 2014. This decrease was mainly due to the sustained decreased trend of pulmonary tuberculosis rates, from other locations and in adults, while for cases of tuberculous meningitis and in children the decrease is less marked, with a tendency to stabilization...
January 8, 2018: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325431/persons-living-with-diagnosed-hiv-in-new%C3%A2-york-city-over-50-over-50-years-old
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Qiang Xia, Emily Westheimer, Rebekkah S Robbins, Lucia V Torian
Using NYC HIV surveillance data, we estimated the annual median age of persons living with diagnosed HIV (PLWDH) and the proportion of PLWDH over 50 years old in NYC between 2008 and 2015, and described the characteristics, retention in care and viral suppression status among PLWDH in NYC in 2015, by age (<50 vs. ≥50 years old). The median age of PLWDH in NYC increased from 46.4 years (interquartile range [IQR]: 39.4, 53.2) in 2008 to 50.2 years (IQR: 39.8, 57.5) in 2015, and the proportion of PLWDH over 50 years old increased from 35...
January 11, 2018: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324726/hiv-infection-and-hiv-associated-behaviors-among-persons-who-inject-drugs-20-cities-united-states-2015
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Janet C Burnett, Dita Broz, Michael W Spiller, Cyprian Wejnert, Gabriela Paz-Bailey
In the United States, 9% of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections diagnosed in 2015 were attributed to injection drug use (1). In 2015, 79% of diagnoses of HIV infection among persons who inject drugs occurred in urban areas (2). To monitor the prevalence of HIV infection and associated behaviors among persons who inject drugs, CDC's National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) conducts interviews and HIV testing in selected metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) (3). The prevalence of HIV infection among persons who inject drugs in 20 MSAs in 2015 was 7%...
January 12, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316950/prevalence-of-cryptosporidium-microsporidia-and-isospora-infection-in-hiv-infected-people-a-global-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ze-Dong Wang, Quan Liu, Huan-Huan Liu, Shuang Li, Li Zhang, Yong-Kun Zhao, Xing-Quan Zhu
BACKGROUND: Diarrhea caused by opportunistic intestinal protozoa is a common problem in HIV infection. We aimed to establish the prevalence of Cryptosporidium, misrosporidia, and Isospora in HIV-infected people using a systematic review and meta-analysis, which is central to developing public policy and clinical services. METHODS: We searched PubMed, ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, Embase, Chinese Web of Knowledge, Wanfang, and Chongqing VIP databases for studies reporting Cryptosporidium, microsporidia, or Isospora infection in HIV-infected people...
January 9, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314670/eliminating-hepatitis-c-virus-as-a-public-health-threat-among-hiv-positive-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-multi-modelling-approach-to-understand-differences-in-sexual-risk-behaviour
#16
Nick Scott, Mark Stoové, David P Wilson, Olivia Keiser, Carol El-Hayek, Joseph Doyle, Margaret Hellard
INTRODUCTION: Outbreaks of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) have been observed globally. Using a multi-modelling approach we estimate the time and number of direct-acting antiviral treatment courses required to achieve an 80% reduction in HCV prevalence among HIV-positive MSM in the state of Victoria, Australia. METHODS: Three models of HCV transmission, testing and treatment among MSM were compared: a dynamic compartmental model; an agent-based model (ABM) parametrized to local surveillance and behavioural data ("ABM1"); and an ABM with a more heterogeneous population ("ABM2") to determine the influence of extreme variations in sexual risk behaviour...
January 2018: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310975/influence-of-birth-origin-and-risk-factor-profile-on-hepatitis-b-mortality-philadelphia-pa-2003-2013
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Dana C Higgins, Danica E Kuncio, Caroline C Johnson, Kendra M Viner
PURPOSE: Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) affects specific subpopulations in the United States, including individuals born in HBV-endemic countries and persons engaging in high-risk behaviors. METHODS: The 2003-2013 HBV registry data and surveillance investigations for Philadelphia, PA were matched to death certificate data to examine demographic, risk factor, and cause of death characteristics among HBV-infected populations. Bivariate analysis compared investigated foreign-born (FB) and US-born chronic HBV individuals...
December 22, 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306587/perioperative-patient-outcomes-in-the-african-surgical-outcomes-study-a-7-day-prospective-observational-cohort-study
#18
Bruce M Biccard, Thandinkosi E Madiba, Hyla-Louise Kluyts, Dolly M Munlemvo, Farai D Madzimbamuto, Apollo Basenero, Christina S Gordon, Coulibaly Youssouf, Sylvia R Rakotoarison, Veekash Gobin, Ahmadou L Samateh, Chaibou M Sani, Akinyinka O Omigbodun, Simbo D Amanor-Boadu, Janat T Tumukunde, Tonya M Esterhuizen, Yannick Le Manach, Patrice Forget, Abdulaziz M Elkhogia, Ryad M Mehyaoui, Eugene Zoumeno, Gabriel Ndayisaba, Henry Ndasi, Andrew K N Ndonga, Zipporah W W Ngumi, Ushmah P Patel, Daniel Zemenfes Ashebir, Akwasi A K Antwi-Kusi, Bernard Mbwele, Hamza Doles Sama, Mahmoud Elfiky, Maher A Fawzy, Rupert M Pearse
BACKGROUND: There is a need to increase access to surgical treatments in African countries, but perioperative complications represent a major global health-care burden. There are few studies describing surgical outcomes in Africa. METHODS: We did a 7-day, international, prospective, observational cohort study of patients aged 18 years and older undergoing any inpatient surgery in 25 countries in Africa (the African Surgical Outcomes Study). We aimed to recruit as many hospitals as possible using a convenience sampling survey, and required data from at least ten hospitals per country (or half the surgical centres if there were fewer than ten hospitals) and data for at least 90% of eligible patients from each site...
January 3, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297755/hiv-education-and-sexual-risk-behaviors-among-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Julia Raifman, Chris Beyrer, Renata Arrington-Sanders
PURPOSE: Men who have sex with men (MSM) have nearly 80 times the lifetime risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) relative to men who have sex with women only (MSW), and young MSM (YMSM) accounted for 95% of estimated HIV diagnoses among adolescents between 13 and 24 years in 2015. We aimed to evaluate HIV education and sexual risk behaviors among YMSM relative to young MSW (YMSW) and to evaluate the relationship between HIV education and YMSM sexual risk behaviors. METHODS: We used Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System data from 13 states that collected information on sex of sexual contacts and on HIV education in 2011 and/or 2013...
January 3, 2018: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294588/-analysis-on-hiv-1-subtypes-and-transmission-clusters-in-newly-reported-hiv-aids-cases-in-yiwu-zhejiang-province-2016
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J F Zhang, J M Yao, Q Fan, W J Chen, X H Pan, X B Ding, J Z Yang, T Fu
Objective: To understand the characteristics of distribution on HIV-1 subtypes and the transmission clusters in Yiwu in Zhejiang province. Methods: A cross-sectional study of molecular epidemiology was carried out on newly reported HIV/AIDS cases in Yiwu. RNA was extracted from 168 plasma samples, followed by RT-PCR and nest-PCR for pol gene amplification, sequencing, phylogenetic tree construction used for analyzing the subtypes and transmission clusters. Mutations on drug resistance was analyzed by CPR 6...
December 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
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