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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540221/circumcision-and-its-effects-in-africa
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Taiwo Akeem Lawal, E Oluwabunmi Olapade-Olaopa
Male circumcision is one of the most commonly performed procedures in Africa, with a wide variation between the different regions on the practice. This is because circumcision is often done for religious and cultural or traditional reasons, which includes being part of rituals or rite of passage to adulthood. There had been few medical indications for the procedure until the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) pandemic, which is prevalent in many of the countries in the region...
April 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537385/the-psychiatric-impact-of-hiv
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Michael T Nedelcovych, Arena A Manning, Svetlana Semenova, Charlene Gamaldo, Norman J Haughey, Barbara S Slusher
This Viewpoint is based on a recent panel featured at the 2017 Winter Conference on Brain Research in which the psychiatric comorbidities of HIV infection were discussed. Psychiatric comorbid conditions occur at high rates in HIV infected patients, complicating treatment and contributing to poor outcomes. A complex relationship between HIV infection and psychiatric comorbidity is an active area of investigation, but increased awareness of the impact of psychiatric complications of NeuroAIDS is needed in both the laboratory and the clinic to better understand and treat these interrelated conditions...
May 24, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534890/hypertension-in-hiv-management-and-treatment
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Claudio Ucciferri, Katia Falasca, Jacopo Vecchiet
Hypertension is among the leading risk factors for cardiovascular disease and accounts for 6% of adult deaths worldwide. It is estimated that in 2013, hypertension was responsible for at least 45% of deaths due to heart disease and 51% of deaths due to stroke. Accordingly, management of hypertension and its long-term complications in HIV-infected subjects is a significant component of routine care. The choice of an effective anti-hypertensive therapy in HIV-infected patients is important and must be made carefully in order to prevent cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in these patients...
May 23, 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530163/gastrointestinal-histoplasmosis-a-case-series
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Rashi Sharma, Lipika Lipi, Smeeta Gajendra, Ishani Mohapatra, Ruchika K Goel, Rajan Duggal, Smruti Ranjan Mishra, Dheeraj Gautam
Histoplasmosis is an invasive mycosis caused by inhalation of the spores of dimorphic fungi Histoplasma capsulatum. The disease manifests in the lung as acute or chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis and in severe cases gets disseminated in multiple organs like skin, adrenal gland, central nervous system, lymph node, liver, spleen, bone marrow, and gastrointestinal tract. It occurs most commonly in immunodeficient patients like HIV-positive patients and transplant recipients, while immunocompetent hosts are affected rarely...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529359/the-journey-of-opioid-substitution-therapy-in-india-achievements-and-challenges
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Ravindra Rao
Opioids are one of the most problematic illegal substances globally. Opioid abuse is associated with complications in various spheres of the user's life, his/her family, and the society. Injecting drug use (IDU) is also linked to public health problems such as HIV infection and viral hepatitis. Medications form an important cornerstone in the treatment of opioid dependence. Treatment strategies such as "detoxification" alone or long-term treatment with opioid antagonist have limited acceptability and retention rates...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528404/a-direct-comparison-of-the-effects-of-the-antiretroviral-drugs-stavudine-tenofovir-and-the-combination-lopinavir-ritonavir-on-bone-metabolism-in-a-rat-model
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M M Conradie, M van de Vyver, E Andrag, M Conradie, W F Ferris
Antiretroviral (ARV) treatment may induce metabolic complications in HIV patients on long-term therapy that can affect bone health. In this study, the effects of the ARVs Stavudine (d4T), Tenofovir (TDF) and Lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) on bone metabolism and lipodystrophy were directly compared in rats to negate the consequences of HIV-associated confounding factors. Healthy 12-14-week-old male Wistar rats (n = 40) were divided into four treatment groups and received an oral animal equivalent dose of either Stavudine (6...
May 20, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520970/perspectives-on-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-cure-hiv-persistence-in-tissue
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Eli A Boritz, Daniel C Douek
The uneven anatomic distribution of cell subsets that harbor human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) during antiretroviral therapy (ART) complicates investigation of the barriers to HIV cure. Here we propose that while previous studies done largely in blood cells have led to important investigations into HIV latency, other important mechanisms of HIV persistence during ART may not be readily apparent in the bloodstream. We specifically consider as an example the question of ongoing HIV replication during ART. We discuss how growing understanding of key anatomic sanctuaries for the virus can inform future experiments aimed at further clarifying this issue...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518089/laparoscopic-technique-for-serial-collection-of-liver-and-mesenteric-lymph-nodes-in-macaques
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Alexander S Zevin, Cassie Moats, Drew May, Solomon Wangari, Charlene Miller, Joel Ahrens, Naoto Iwayama, Megan Brown, Debbie Bratt, Nichole R Klatt, Jeremy Smedley
The mesenteric lymph nodes (MLN) and the liver are exposed to microbes and microbial products from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, making them immunologically unique. The GI tract and associated MLN are sites of early viral replication in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and the MLN are likely important reservoir sites that harbor latently-infected cells even after prolonged antiretroviral therapy (ART). The liver has been shown to play a significant role in immune responses to lentiviruses and appears to play a significant role in clearance of virus from circulation...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515195/cohort-profile-internal-migration-in-sub-saharan-africa-the-migration-and-health-in-malawi-mhm-study
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Philip Anglewicz, Mark VanLandingham, Lucinda Manda-Taylor, Hans-Peter Kohler
PURPOSE: The Migration and Health in Malawi (MHM) study focuses on a key challenge in migration research: although it has long been established that migration and health are closely linked, identifying the effect of migration on various health outcomes is complicated by methodological challenges. The MHM study uses a longitudinal panel premigration and postmigration study design (with a non-migrant comparison group) to measure and/or control for important characteristics that affect both migration and health outcomes...
May 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514685/virus-like-particles-identify-an-hiv-v1v2-apex-binding-neutralizing-antibody-that-lacks-a-protruding-loop
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Evan M Cale, Jason Gorman, Nathan A Radakovich, Ema T Crooks, Keiko Osawa, Tommy Tong, Jiaqi Li, Raju Nagarajan, Gabriel Ozorowski, David R Ambrozak, Mangai Asokan, Robert T Bailer, Anthony K Bennici, Xuejun Chen, Nicole A Doria-Rose, Aliaksandr Druz, Yu Feng, M Gordon Joyce, Mark K Louder, Sijy O'Dell, Courtney Oliver, Marie Pancera, Mark Connors, Thomas J Hope, Thomas B Kepler, Richard T Wyatt, Andrew B Ward, Ivelin S Georgiev, Peter D Kwong, John R Mascola, James M Binley
Most HIV-1-specific neutralizing antibodies isolated to date exhibit unusual characteristics that complicate their elicitation. Neutralizing antibodies that target the V1V2 apex of the HIV-1 envelope (Env) trimer feature unusually long protruding loops, which enable them to penetrate the HIV-1 glycan shield. As antibodies with loops of requisite length are created through uncommon recombination events, an alternative mode of apex binding has been sought. Here, we isolated a lineage of Env apex-directed neutralizing antibodies, N90-VRC38...
May 16, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508573/regional-differences-in-the-management-and-outcome-of-kidney-transplantation-in-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-a-3-year-retrospective-cohort-study
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Marina P Cristelli, Federico Cofán, Helio Tedesco-Silva, Joan Carles Trullàs, Daniel Wagner C L Santos, Cristian Manzardo, Fernando Agüero, Asunción Moreno, Federico Oppenheimer, Fritz Diekmann, Jose O Medina-Pestana, Jose Maria Miro
BACKGROUND: In the developed world, kidney transplantation (KT) in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is well established. Developing countries concentrate 90% of the people living with HIV, but their experience is underreported. Regional differences may affect outcomes. OBJECTIVES: We compared the 3-year outcomes of patients with HIV infection receiving a KT in two different countries, in terms of incomes and development. METHODS: This was an observational, retrospective, double-center study, including all HIV-infected patients >18 years old undergoing KT...
May 16, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507961/total-hip-arthroplasty-indicated-for-a-tuberculous-coxitis-complicating-a-controlled-acquired-imunodefficiency-syndrom-condition-a-preliminary-report-concerning-a-case
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Handy Eone Daniel, Jean Emile Bayiha, Théophyle Chunteng Nana, Olivier Kennedy Muluem, Jean Bahebeck
INTRODUCTION: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) remains controversial in active tuberculosis (TB) infection because of the risks of septic loosening and reactivation of the infection. We present a rare case of THA in a patient positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) with active tuberculous coxitis. The aim of this work is to share our experience and our preliminary results. CASE REPORT: The patient was a 53-year-old Black African woman, positive for the HIV, who was operated for implantation of a THA via the Hardinge approach indicated for a severe painful hip with restriction of joint movement and limp...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503912/high-burden-of-metabolic-comorbidities-in-a-citywide-cohort-of-hiv-outpatients-evolving-health-care-needs-of-people-aging-with-hiv-in-washington-dc
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M E Levy, A E Greenberg, R Hart, L Powers Happ, C Hadigan, A Castel
OBJECTIVES: With the increasing impact of cardiovascular disease among populations aging with HIV, contemporary prevalence estimates for predisposing metabolic comorbidities will be important for guiding the provision of relevant lifestyle and pharmacological interventions. We estimated the citywide prevalence of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidaemia, and obesity; examined differences by demographic subgroups; and assessed clinical correlates. METHODS: Utilizing an electronic medical record (EMR) database from the DC Cohort study - a multicentre prospective cohort study of HIV-infected outpatients - we assessed the period prevalence of metabolic comorbidities between 2011 and 2015 using composite definitions that incorporated diagnoses, pharmacy records, and clinical/laboratory results...
May 15, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499708/incidence-of-intermediate-stage-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-patients-with-the-acquired-immunodeficiency-syndrome
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Douglas A Jabs, Mark L Van Natta, Jeong Won Pak, Ronald P Danis, Peter W Hunt
PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence of intermediate-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). DESIGN: Cohort study. METHODS: Patients enrolled in the Longitudinal Study of the Ocular Complications of AIDS (LSOCA) underwent 5- and 10-year follow-up retinal photographs. Intermediate-stage AMD (AREDS stage 3) was determined from these photographs by graders at a centralized Reading Center, using the Age-Related Eye Disease Study-2 grading system...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491877/nodular-regenerative-hyperplasia-a-case-of-rare-prognosis
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Mindy Lee, Manhal Izzy, Ashwin Akki, Kathryn Tanaka, Harmit Kalia
Introduction: Nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH) is a known etiology of noncirrhotic portal hypertension. Cases of biopsy-proven NRH in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients have been described. While these patients often have normal synthetic liver function, several reports described disease progression to liver failure. Case: We here present a 26-year-old woman with history of congenital HIV on antiretroviral therapy complicated by Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia at age 14. CD4 counts have been >300 with undetectable viral load...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489271/successful-treatment-of-kshv-inflammatory-cytokine-syndrome-kics-after-kidney-liver-transplant-correlations-with-hhv8-mirnome-and-specific-t-cell-response
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Alessandra Mularoni, Alessia Gallo, Giovanni Riva, Patrizia Barozzi, Monica Miele, Giovanni Cardinale, Giovanni Vizzini, Riccardo Volpes, Paolo Grossi, Daniele Di Carlo, Angelo Luca, Tommaso Trenti, Mario Luppi, Pier Giulio Conaldi
In post-transplant patients, HHV-8/KSHV infection is known to cause aggressive tumors, as well as severe non-neoplastic complications. These latter syndromes are driven by HHV-8/KSHV lytic reactivations and related hyper-inflammatory host responses, typically characterized by high viral loads, elevated levels of cytokines and other inflammation biomarkers, cytopenia, organ failure, high fever, and worsening conditions (with no evidence of B-cell neoplasias). These disorders are associated with a high mortality rate, often due to lack of prompt diagnosis, effective therapeutic approaches, and adequate follow up...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484508/cohort-profile-the-complications-of-long-term-antiretroviral-therapy-study-in-uganda-coltart-a-prospective-clinical-cohort
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Billy Nsubuga Mayanja, Ivan Kasamba, Jonathan Levin, Ivan Namakoola, Patrick Kazooba, Jackson Were, Pontiano Kaleebu, Paula Munderi
BACKGROUND: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) improves the survival and quality of life of HIV-positive individuals, but the effects of long-term ART use do eventually manifest. The Complications of Long-Term Antiretroviral Therapy cohort study in Uganda (CoLTART) was established to investigate the metabolic and renal complications of long-term ART use among Ugandan adults. We describe the CoLTART study set-up, aims, objectives, study methods, and also report some preliminary cross-sectional study enrolment metabolic and renal complications data analysis results...
2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482167/increasing-syphilis-rates-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-screening-to-detect-asymptomatic-infection
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Marcus Chen, Rebecca Guy
With reports of increasing syphilis rates among men who have sex with men in various countries and complications such as ocular syphilis and neurosyphilis, greater efforts for promoting frequent syphilis screening of higher risk men are required. This should include serological testing for syphilis every time HIV testing is undertaken and each time HIV viral load testing is performed in HIV-positive men who have sex with men. Systems-based approaches tailored to particular contexts should be explored, evaluated and, if shown to be effective, implemented...
May 9, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481770/elective-cesarean-section-for-women-living-with-hiv-a-systematic-review-of-risks-and-benefits
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Caitlin E Kennedy, Ping Teresa Yeh, Shristi Pandey, Ana Pilar Betran, Manjulaa Narasimhan
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: To inform World Health Organization guidelines, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess maternal and perinatal outcomes comparing cesarean section before labor and rupture of membranes (elective c-section/ECS) with other modes of delivery for women living with HIV. METHODS: We searched PUBMED, CINAHL, Embase, CENTRAL, and previous reviews to identify published trials and observational studies through October 2015. Results were synthesized using random-effects meta-analysis, stratifying for combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), CD4/viral load (VL), delivery at term, and low-/middle-income countries (LMICs)...
May 5, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479902/low-sero-prevalence-of-hepatitis-delta-antibodies-in-hiv-hepatitis-b-co-infected-patients-attending-an-urban-hiv-clinic-in-uganda
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Elizabeth Katwesigye, Emmanuel Seremba, Fred Semitala, Ponsiano Ocama
BACKGROUND: Co-infection with hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis D (HDV) is common among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected individuals in developing countries and it aggressively accelerates progression of liver disease to cirrhosis and other complications. There is scarcity of data on HDV in sub-Saharan Africa .We investigated the sero-prevalence and factors associated with HDV antibody among HIV/HBV co-infected patients attending a large urban HIV clinic in Uganda. METHODS: We screened 189 HIV/HBV co-infected individuals for anti-HDV immunoglobulin G (IgG) and performed logistic regression to determine the associated factors...
December 2016: African Health Sciences
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