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HIV-1 and alcohol

Raquel B De Boni, Meridith B Peratikos, Bryan E Shepherd, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Claudia Cortés, Denis Padgett, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Pablo F Belaunzarán-Zamudio, Peter F Rebeiro, Stephany N Duda, Catherine C McGowan
BACKGROUND: The HIV care cascade has improved in Latin America over the last decade. However, the influence of alcohol and noninjected drug use (NIDU) on cascade outcomes is mostly unknown. This study estimated the association of alcohol and NIDU with retention in care, loss to follow up (LTFU), and virologic failure (VF). METHODS: Individuals ≥18 years attending routine HIV clinic visits and completing the Rapid Screening Tool (RST; evaluating NIDU and ART adherence in 7-day recall period) during 2012-13 were followed up to 2015 in the Caribbean, Central and South America network for HIV epidemiology...
2018: PloS One
Catherine R Lesko, Bryan Lau, Geetanjali Chander, Richard D Moore
Persons with HIV who have entered care but have viral load > 1500 copies/mL may be the source of the majority of new HIV infections in the United States. We followed patients engaged in continuity care in the Johns Hopkins HIV Clinical Cohort between January 2010 and August 2015. We estimated person-time spent with viral load > 1500 copies/mL while in care after antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation, while in care, and while alive. Person-time was classified according to the most recent viral load measurement...
March 14, 2018: AIDS and Behavior
Julia L Marcus, Leo B Hurley, Scott Chamberland, Jamila H Champsi, Laura C Gittleman, Daniel G Korn, Jennifer B Lai, Jennifer O Lam, Mary Patricia Pauly, Charles P Quesenberry, Joanna Ready, Varun Saxena, Suk Seo, David J Witt, Michael J Silverberg
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Treatment with the combination of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir for 12 weeks has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for patients with genotype 1 hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection; some patients can be treated with an 8-week course. Guidelines recommend a 12-week treatment course for black patients, but studies have not compared the effectiveness of 8 vs 12 weeks in black patients who are otherwise eligible for an 8-week treatment regimen. METHODS: We conducted an observational study of Kaiser Permanente Northern California members with HCV genotype 1 infection who were eligible for 8 weeks of treatment with ledipasvir and sofosbuvir (treatment-naïve, no cirrhosis, no HIV infection, level of HCV RNA <6 million IU/mL) and were treated for 8 or 12 weeks from October 2014 through December 2016...
March 10, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Siddharth A Mahure, Joseph A Bosco, James D Slover, Jonathan Vigdorchik, Richard Iorio, Ran Schwarzkopf
BACKGROUND: Individuals coinfected with both hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV represent a unique and growing population of patients undergoing orthopaedic surgical procedures. Data regarding complications for HCV monoinfection or HIV monoinfection are robust, but there are no data available, to our knowledge, on patients who have both HCV and HIV infections. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We sought to determine whether patients with coinfection differed in terms of baseline demographics and comorbidity burden as compared with patients without coinfection and whether these potential differences were translated into varying levels of postoperative complications, mortality, and hospital readmission risk...
February 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Ravi Prakash, Parinita Bhattacharjee, Andrea Blanchard, Helgar Musyoki, John Anthony, Joshua Kimani, Gloria Gakii, Martin Sirengo, Nicholas Muraguri, Elizabeth Mziray, Lombe Kasonde, James Blanchard, Shajy Isac, Stephen Moses
While Kenya has had a long-standing national HIV-prevention programme, evidence on the level of exposure to its interventions and related effects on behavioural changes among female sex workers (FSWs) is limited. Using cross-sectional behavioural data collected in 2013 from 1 357 FSWs aged 18 years and above in Nairobi, Kenya, this study explores the relationship between FSW programme exposure levels and behavioural outcomes including condom use, sexually transmitted infection (STI)-treatment, and empowerment measures like disclosure of self-identity and violence reporting...
March 8, 2018: African Journal of AIDS Research: AJAR
Jemal Abdella Bultum, Niguse Yigzaw, Wubit Demeke, Mekuriaw Alemayehu
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption among patients with HIV/AIDS increases the burden of the disease. HIV/AIDS is an epidemic among Sub-Saharan African countries. Excessive use of alcohol causes a large degree of health problems, social and economic burden in societies. However, the prevalence and associated factors of alcohol use disorder among this group of people has not been studied very well. Therefore, this study sought to assess the magnitude and associated factors of alcohol use disorder among HIV patients attending the antiretroviral (ART) clinic...
2018: PloS One
Dvora Joseph Davey, Elise Farley, Yolanda Gomba, Thomas Coates, Landon Myer
BACKGROUND: HIV acquisition in pregnancy and breastfeeding contributes significantly toward pediatric HIV infection. However, little is known about how sexual behavior changes during pregnancy and postpartum periods which will help develop targeted HIV prevention and transmission interventions, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). METHODS: Cross-sectional study in HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant and postpartum women in Cape Town, South Africa. Interviewers collected survey data on demographic, sexual behaviors, and alcohol use among pregnant and post-partum women...
2018: PloS One
Dorian Fernandez, Imoleayo Salami, Janelle Davis, Florence Mbah, Aisha Kazeem, Abreah Ash, Justin Babino, Laquiesha Carter, Jason L Salemi, Kiara K Spooner, Omonike A Olaleye, Hamisu M Salihu
Objective: HIV and tuberculosis represent diseases of major public health importance worldwide. Very little is known about HIV-TB coinfection among pregnant women, especially from industrialized settings. In this study, we examined the association between TB, HIV, and HIV-TB coinfection among pregnant mothers and obstetric complications, alcohol use, drug abuse, and depression. Method: We examined inpatient hospital discharges in the United States from January 1, 2002, through December 31, 2014...
2018: Journal of Pregnancy
Erin J Rotheram-Fuller, Mark Tomlinson, Aaron Scheffler, Thomas W Weichle, Panteha Hayati Rezvan, Warren Scott Comulada, Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
OBJECTIVE: The consequences of maternal depressed mood on children's growth, health, and cognitive and language development are examined over the first 3 years of life. METHOD: Pregnant women in 24 periurban township neighborhoods in Cape Town, South Africa (N = 1,238 mothers) were randomized by neighborhood to a home visiting intervention or a standard care condition. Reassessments were conducted for 93%-85% of mothers at 2-weeks, 6-, 18-, and 36-months postbirth...
March 2018: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Anthony A Duplanty, Robert W Siggins, Timothy Allerton, Liz Simon, Patricia E Molina
Work from our group demonstrated that chronic binge alcohol (CBA)-induces mitochondrial gene dysregulation at end-stage disease of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection in antiretroviral therapy (ART) naïve rhesus macaques. Alterations in gene expression can disrupt mitochondrial homeostasis and in turn contribute to the risk of metabolic comorbidities characterized by loss of skeletal muscle (SKM) functional mass that are associated with CBA, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and prolonged ART...
March 2018: Physiological Reports
Ambika Amblee, Divyanshu Mohananey, Micheal Morkos, Sanjib Basu, Ayokunle Abegunde, Malini Ganesh, Neil Bhalerao, Amrutha Mary George, Milli Jain, Leon Fogelfeld
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence and predictors of hypertriglycerdemic acute pancreatitis (HTG-AP) in a multiethnic minority population. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study from 2003 to 2013 of 1157 adults with serum triglyceride (TG) level ≥ 1000 mg/dL comparing baseline characteristics and risk factors between those with and without HTG-AP. RESULTS: Mean study population age was 49.2±11.5 years; 75.6% males; 31.6% African Americans, 38...
March 2, 2018: Endocrine Practice
Khem Narayan Pokhrel, Kalpana Gaulee Pokhrel, Sanjeev Raj Neupane, Vidya Dev Sharma
BACKGROUND: People living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) often suffer from alcohol-use disorders resulting in their poor health and treatment outcomes. Little is known about the association of harmful alcohol drinking with their adherence to anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and health-related quality of life (QOL) in low-resource settings. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate associations between harmful alcohol drinking, adherence to ART and health-related QOL in HIV-positive people, stratified by gender, in Nepal...
2018: Global Health Action
Angie Denisse Otiniano Verissimo, Typhanye Penniman Dyer, Samuel R Friedman, Gilbert C Gee
OBJECTIVES: Discrimination, such as being treated unfairly due to race, contributes to stress. Individuals may cope with this by engaging in risky behaviors. Consistent with this premise, prior studies found that discrimination is associated with substance use. Research has also shown that sex while 'high' on alcohol and drugs is associated with increased risk for HIV and other STIs. The present study examines the relationship between discrimination and sexual risk. We investigate whether discrimination is associated with sex while high on alcohol and drugs...
March 2, 2018: Ethnicity & Health
James Wilton, Syed W Noor, Alexandre Schnubb, James Lawless, Trevor A Hart, Troy Grennan, Shawn Fowler, John Maxwell, Darrell H S Tan
BACKGROUND: To maximize public health impact and cost-effectiveness, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) must reach individuals at high HIV risk. Referrals for PrEP can be self- or provider-initiated, but there are several challenges to both. We assessed whether HIV risk differed by referral source among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex (gbMSM) screening for an HIV PrEP demonstration project. METHODS: PREPARATORY-5 was an open-label PrEP demonstration project enrolling gbMSM at high risk of HIV acquisition in Toronto, Canada...
February 27, 2018: BMC Public Health
Yoshihiro Nagao, Tatsunari Hisanaga, Takahiro Utsumi, Hiromichi Egami, Yuji Kawato, Yoshitaka Hamashima
We describe a concise enantioselective synthesis of the HIV-protease inhibitor nelfinavir (1) via a new route, in which the key step is construction of the central optically active 1,2-amino alcohol framework via asymmetric bromocyclization of bisallylic amide with N-bromosuccinimide in the presence of a catalytic amount of (S)-BINAP or (S)-BINAP monoxide. The remaining alkene and bromo functionalities were used to install the requisite thioether and chiral perhydroisoquinoline units, respectively.
February 26, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
Antonio Olveira, Lourdes Domínguez, Jesús Troya, Ana Arias, Federico Pulido, Pablo Ryan, Laura María Benítez, Juan González-García, María Luisa Montes
Guidelines recommend evaluating persistent alteration of liver tests in HCV-infected patients after sustained virological response (SVR) and its influence on liver disease progression. We studied the prevalence, aetiology, associated factors, and evolutionary implications of persistent alteration of liver tests in HCV patients after direct-acting antivirals (DAA) -induced SVR. This was a prospective study of HCV-infected patients and SVR after DAA. Those with another previously diagnosed liver disease were excluded...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
Rupali J Limaye, Amanda Berman, Jane Brown, Triza Kakhobwe
Concurrent sexual partnerships have been identified as a potential driver in the HIV epidemic in Southern Africa. This study utilised an innovative approach to explore perceptions of why Malawians may engage in these relationships, and their suggestions for reducing the practice among a select population of radio listeners. Using radio listener feedback in the form of text messages, we analysed approximately 1 000 text messages sent by individuals who listened to a reality radio programme that included real stories, told by Malawians, on topics related to HIV/AIDS...
February 22, 2018: African Journal of AIDS Research: AJAR
Erika Aparecida Silveira, Annelisa Silva E Alves de Carvalho Santos, Marianne de Oliveira Falco, Rodrigo de Castro Cardoso, Priscila Valverde de Oliveira Vitorino
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of physical inactivity and whether it is associated with sociodemographic, lifestyle, clinical, anthropometric, and body composition variables in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). This study makes use of data from a cohort of 288 adults aged ≥19 years, conducted between October 2009 and July 2011. The variables studied were sex, age, education, income, skin color, tobacco use, alcohol intake, body mass index, body fat percentage, waist circumference, and waist-hip ratio, length of HIV/AIDS diagnosis, use of antiretroviral therapy and length of its use, CD4, hypertension (HT) and diabetes mellitus...
February 22, 2018: AIDS Care
Charlotte Probst, Charles D H Parry, Jürgen Rehm
OBJECTIVES: To quantify HIV/AIDS mortality attributable to alcohol use in the adult general population of South Africa in 2012 by socioeconomic status (SES). DESIGN: Comparative risk assessment based on secondary individual data, aggregate data and risk relations reported in the literature. SETTING: South African adult general population. PARTICIPANTS: For metrics of alcohol use by SES, sex and age: 27 070 adults that participated in a nationally representative survey in 2012...
February 21, 2018: BMJ Open
Patrícia Dos Santos Marcon, Cristiane Valle Tovo, Dimas Alexandre Kliemann, Patrícia Fisch, Angelo Alves de Mattos
AIM: To assess the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in chronic liver disease due to hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed, including patients with chronic liver disease due to HBV or HCV, with and without HIV coinfection. Patients were selected in the largest tertiary public hospital complex in southern Brazil between January 2007 and June 2014...
February 7, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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