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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731422/frailty-in-men-living-with-hiv-a-cross-sectional-comparison-of-three-frailty-instruments
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Hui-Ling Yeoh, Allen Cheng, Clovis Palmer, Suzanne M Crowe, Jennifer F Hoy
BACKGROUND: Potent antiretroviral treatment has resulted in near normal life expectancy for people living with HIV. Consequently, there is an increased focus on comorbidities, frailty and quality of life. METHODS: We assessed and compared the prevalence of frailty, associated factors and relationship with quality of life in older Australian men living with HIV in a cross-sectional study using three frailty measurements. The Frailty Phenotype, Frailty Index, and Edmonton Frail Scale were applied to 93 HIV-infected men aged over 50 years, on antiretroviral therapy...
July 21, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721059/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-dolutegravir-plus-backbone-compared-with-raltegravir-plus-backbone-darunavir-ritonavir-plus-backbone-and-efavirenz-tenofovir-emtricitabine-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-and-experienced-hiv-positive-patients
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Umberto Restelli, Giuliano Rizzardini, Andrea Antinori, Adriano Lazzarin, Marzia Bonfanti, Paolo Bonfanti, Davide Croce
BACKGROUND: In January 2014, the European Medicines Agency issued a marketing authorization for dolutegravir (DTG), a second-generation integrase strand transfer inhibitor for HIV treatment. The study aimed at determining the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of the use of DTG+backbone compared with raltegravir (RAL)+backbone, darunavir (DRV)+ritonavir(r)+backbone and efavirenz/tenofovir/emtricitabine (EFV/TDF/FTC) in HIV-positive treatment-naïve patients and compared with RAL+backbone in treatment-experienced patients, from the Italian National Health Service's point of view...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720039/the-revamp-trial-to-evaluate-hiv-resistance-testing-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-case-study-in-clinical-trial-design-in-resource-limited-settings-to-optimize-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-estimates
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Mark J Siedner, Mwebesa B Bwana, Mahomed-Yunus S Moosa, Michelle Paul, Selvan Pillay, Suzanne McCluskey, Isaac Aturinda, Kevin Ard, Winnie Muyindike, Pravikrishnen Moodley, Jaysingh Brijkumar, Tamlyn Rautenberg, Gavin George, Brent Johnson, Rajesh T Gandhi, Henry Sunpath, Vincent C Marconi
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, rates of sustained HIV virologic suppression remain below international goals. HIV resistance testing, while common in resource-rich settings, has not gained traction due to concerns about cost and sustainability. OBJECTIVE: We designed a randomized clinical trial to determine the feasibility, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of routine HIV resistance testing in sub-Saharan Africa. APPROACH: We describe challenges common to intervention studies in resource-limited settings, and strategies used to address them, including: (1) optimizing generalizability and cost-effectiveness estimates to promote transition from study results to policy; (2) minimizing bias due to patient attrition; and (3) addressing ethical issues related to enrollment of pregnant women...
July 18, 2017: HIV Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717714/phenotype-and-treatment-of-breast-cancer-in-hiv-positive-and-negative-women-in-cape-town-south-africa
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Lizanne Langenhoven, Pieter Barnardt, Alfred I Neugut, Judith S Jacobson
PURPOSE: An estimated 5.9 million people in South Africa are infected with HIV. Because antiretroviral therapy has made infection with HIV a treatable, chronic condition, HIV-infected individuals are now surviving to middle and older age. We investigated the implications of HIV status for breast cancer in South Africa. METHODS: We compared clinical and demographic characteristics of women newly diagnosed with a first primary breast cancer at Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, from January 2010 to December 2011 by HIV status...
October 2016: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716395/-it-ruined-my-life-the-effects-of-the-war-on-drugs-on-people-who-inject-drugs-pwid-in-rural-puerto-rico
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R Abadie, C Gelpi-Acosta, C Davila, A Rivera, M Welch-Lazoritz, K Dombrowski
BACKGROUND: The War on Drugs has raised the incarceration rates of racial minorities for non-violent drug-related crimes, profoundly stigmatized drug users, and redirected resources from drug prevention and treatment to militarizing federal and local law enforcement. Yet, while some states consider shifting their punitive approach to drug use, to one based on drug treatment and rehabilitation, nothing suggests that these policy shifts are being replicated in Puerto Rico. METHODS: This paper utilizes data from 360 PWID residing in four rural towns in the mountainous area of central Puerto Rico...
July 14, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716065/the-validity-of-the-sf-12-and-sf-6d-instruments-in-people-living-with-hiv-aids-in-kenya
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Anik R Patel, Richard T Lester, Carlo A Marra, Mia L van der Kop, Paul Ritvo, Lidia Engel, Sarah Karanja, Larry D Lynd
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and health state utility value (HSUV) measurements are vital components of healthcare clinical and economic evaluations. Accurate measurement of HSUV and HRQoL require validated instruments. The 12-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12) is one of few instruments that can evaluate both HRQoL and HSUV, but its validity has not been assessed in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in east Africa, where the burden of HIV is high. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used baseline data from a randomized trial involving PLWHA in Kenya...
July 17, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710709/psychological-factors-associated-with-painful-versus-non-painful-hiv-associated-sensory-neuropathy
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Prinisha Pillay, Antonia L Wadley, Catherine L Cherry, Alan S Karstaedt, Peter R Kamerman
HIV-associated sensory neuropathy (HIV-SN) is a common, and frequently painful complication of HIV, but factors that determine the presence of pain are unresolved. We investigated: (i) if psychological factors associated with painful (n = 125) versus non-painful HIV-SN (n = 72), and (ii) if pain and psychological factors affected quality of life (QoL). We assessed anxiety and depression using the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist-25. Pain catastrophizing and QoL were assessed using the Pain Catastrophizing Scale and Euroqol-5D, respectively...
July 14, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706389/current-mycological-profile-of-onychomycosis-in-kashmir-valley-a-hospital-based-study
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Nazir Asifa, Kanth Farhath
INTRODUCTION: Onychomycosis is a common nail ailment associated with significant physical and psychological morbidity. It is caused by dermatophytes, nondermatophytic molds, and yeasts. Increased prevalence in the recent years is attributed to enhanced longevity, comorbid conditions such as diabetes, avid sports participation, and emergence of HIV. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to identify the mycological profile and etiological agents associated with this infection...
July 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694709/the-social-stigma-of-hiv-aids-society-s-role
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Emmanuel N Kontomanolis, Spyridon Michalopoulos, Grigorios Gkasdaris, Zacharias Fasoulakis
AIDS is a devastating and deadly disease that affects people worldwide and, like all infections, it comes without warning. Specifically, childbearing women with AIDS face constant psychological difficulties during their gestation period, even though the pregnancy itself may be normal and healthy. These women have to deal with the uncertainties and the stress that usually accompany a pregnancy, and they have to live with the reality of having a life-threatening disease; in addition to that, they also have to deal with discriminating and stigmatizing behaviors from their environment...
2017: HIV/AIDS: Research and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692543/impact-and-economic-evaluation-of-a-novel-hiv-service-delivery-model-in-rural-malawi
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Ryan K McBain, Elizabeth Petersen, Nora Tophof, Elizabeth Dunbar, Noel Kalanga, Lawrence Nazimera, Andrew Mganga, Luckson Dullie, Joia Mukherjee, Emily B Wroe
OBJECTIVE: We performed an impact and cost-effectiveness analysis of a novel HIV service delivery model in a high prevalence, remote district of Malawi with a population of 143,800 people. DESIGN: A population-based retrospective analysis of one-year survival rates among newly-enrolled HIV+ patients at 682 health facilities throughout Malawi, comparing facilities implementing the service delivery model (n = 13) and those implementing care-as-usual (n = 669)...
July 7, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682770/the-prevalence-of-cyclospora-cayetanensis-and-cryptosporidium-spp-in-turkish-patients-infected-with-hiv-1
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Hayriye Kirkoyun Uysal, Gokhan Tolga Adas, Kevser Atalik, Semih Altiparmak, Ozer Akgul, Suat Saribas, Mert Gurcan, Pelin Yuksel, Taner Yildirmak, Bekir Kocazeybek, Tevhide Ziver, Yasar Ali Oner
Opportunistic infections such as cryptosporidiosis and cyclosporiasis are commonly encountered in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). We investigated the existence of opportunistic protozoans that significantly affect the quality of life in HIV-1 infected patients using conventional and molecular methods. The study group comprised 115 HIV-1 positive patients. In the identification of Cyclospora cayetanensis and Cryptosporidium, the formol-ether precipitation method was used and smears were evaluated in optical microscope by staining modified Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN)...
September 26, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679184/influence-of-hiv-virus-in-the-hospital-stay-and-the-occurrence-of-postoperative-complications-classified-according-to-the-clavien-dindo-classification-and-in-comparison-with-the-charlson-comorbidity-index-in-patients-subjected-to-urologic-and-general-surgery
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Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Georgios Karaolanis, Ioannis Katafigiotis, Ioannis Anastasiou, Viktoria-Varvara Palla, Athanasios Kontos, Mordechai Duvdevani, Konstantinos Kontzoglou
OBJECTIVES: From the first time that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was discovered, till today both the quality of life and survival expectancy of HIV-infected patients have markedly improved. As the life expectancy of these patients increases due to the use of highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) also increases the number of HIV-positive patient to be subjected to an operation. Different studies have examined the occurrence of complications in this particular group of patients and their possible susceptibility to infections or other complications that could lead to increased hospital stay, morbidity and mortality with controversial results...
June 30, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637906/anogenital-warts-and-other-hpv-associated-anogenital-lesions-in-the-hiv-positive-patient-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-interventions-assessed-in-controlled-clinical-trials
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Ricardo Niklas Werner, Lukas Westfechtel, Corinna Dressler, Alexander Nast
OBJECTIVES: Anogenital warts (AGW, condylomata acuminata) and intraepithelial neoplasia (IEN) do not only impact health and social well-being, they are also associated with considerable costs for the healthcare systems. Immunocompromised and HIV-positive patients carry the highest epidemiological burden of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and comprise a population specifically susceptible to treatment failures and recurrences. This systematic review aimed at identifying and appraising the available evidence from controlled studies of interventions for the treatment of AGW and IEN in immunocompromised patients...
June 21, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631491/a-longitudinal-examination-of-factors-associated-with-social-support-satisfaction-among-hiv-positive-young-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Charlotte McCullagh, Katherine Quinn, Dexter R Voisin, John Schneider
This study examined the long-term predictors of social support satisfaction among HIV-positive young Black men who have sex with men (YBMSM). Data were collected across three waves between October 2012 and November 2014 as part of the baseline assessment from Project nGage, a preliminary efficacy randomized control study examining the role of social support in improving HIV care among YBMSM. The sample included 92 YBMSM aged 18-29. Major results controlling for age, education and intervention effects indicated that psychological health, social network size, and education at baseline predicted differences in social support satisfaction at Wave 3, with no significant effects based on length of HIV diagnosis...
June 20, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623928/the-effects-of-beliefs-about-aids-related-death-on-quality-of-life-in-chinese-married-couples-with-both-husband-and-wife-infected-with-hiv-examining-congruence-using-the-actor-partner-interdependence-model
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Nancy Xiaonan Yu
BACKGROUND: This cross-sectional study examined the actor and partner effects of beliefs about AIDS-related death on quality of life in Chinese married couples in which both were living with HIV. METHODS: A total of 49 married couples in central China who were both infected with HIV completed measures to assess their beliefs about AIDS-related death and quality of life. RESULTS: In the actor-partner interdependence model, the husband-wife dyad showed congruence in their beliefs about AIDS-related death (r = ...
June 17, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619295/effects-of-massage-therapy-on-anxiety-depression-hyperventilation-and-quality-of-life-in-hiv-infected-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Reychler Gregory, Caty Gilles, Arcq Aude, Lebrun Laurie, Belkhir Leïla, Yombi Jean-Cyr, Marot Jean-Christophe
INTRODUCTION: HIV infection is often preceded or accompanied by psychiatric comorbidities. These disorders improve with complementary therapies. The aim of this study was to measure the effect of massage therapy on anxiety, depression, hyperventilation and quality of life in HIV infected patients. METHOD: Adult HIV-infected patients were randomized (n=29) in massage therapy group (one hour a week during four weeks) and control group. Anxiety and depression (HADS-A and HADS-D), hyperventilation (Nijmegen questionnaire) and quality of life (WHOQOL-HIV) were evaluated at inclusion and after 4 weeks...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619271/the-impact-of-motivational-interviewing-on-adherence-and-symptom-severity-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-chronic-illness-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Megan R Schaefer, Jan Kavookjian
OBJECTIVE: Given the negative consequences associated with non-adherence in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with chronic illness, it is important to identify interventions to address this issue. Therefore, this review's primary objective is to evaluate the impact of motivational interviewing (MI) on adherence and symptom level/severity in AYAs with chronic illness using a modified Cochrane method. METHOD: Four databases (e.g., CINAHL, Medline, PsychINFO, and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts) were systematically reviewed...
June 12, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617733/economic-costs-and-health-related-quality-of-life-outcomes-of-hiv-treatment-after-self-and-facility-based-hiv-testing-in-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Hendramoorthy Maheswaran, Stavros Petrou, Peter MacPherson, Felistas Kumwenda, David G Lalloo, Elizabeth L Corbett, Aileen Clarke
BACKGROUND: The scale-up of HIV self-testing (HIVST) in Africa is recommended, but little is known about how this novel approach influences economic outcomes following subsequent antiretroviral treatment (ART) compared with established facility-based HIV testing and counseling (HTC) approaches. SETTING: HIV clinics in Blantyre, Malawi. METHODS: Consecutive HIV-positive participants, diagnosed by HIVST or facility-based HTC as part of a community cluster-randomized trial (ISRCTN02004005), were followed from initial assessment for ART until 1-year postinitiation...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605418/should-we-be-testing-for-baseline-integrase-resistance-in-patients-newly-diagnosed-with-hiv
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Yiannis Koullias, Paul E Sax, Naomi F Fields, Rochelle P Walensky, Emily P Hyle
Background: Current guidelines recommend genotype resistance testing at diagnosis to guide initial selection of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Many standard resistance genotypes exclude testing for resistance to integrase inhibitors ("IR-testing"), although this class of drugs is a component of most recommended first-line regimens. Methods: We compared the 96-week clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of two strategies: no IR-testing vs. IR-testing performed at HIV diagnosis...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591373/-vulnerability-to-hiv-infection-in-serodiscordant-couples-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
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Nilo Martinez Fernandes, Élida Azevedo Hennington, Jefferson de Souza Bernardes, Beatriz G Grinsztejn
A new era in HIV/AIDS treatment began in 1996 with the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). The advent of these new medicines expanded the treatment resources and improved life expectancy and quality of life for persons living with HIV and AIDS, favoring the maintenance and initiation of relationships between partners with discordant HIV serological status. The main objective of this study with serodiscordant couples was to understand the three dimensions of vulnerability - programmatic, social, and individual - in these couples...
June 1, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
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