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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135386/timing-of-diagnosis-understanding-resilience-narratives-of-hiv-positive-older-adults-diagnosed-pre-and-post-haart
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Lesley M Harris, Charles A Emlet, Christina Pierpaoli Parker, Charles Furlotte
BACKGROUND: Despite the growing population of older adults living with HIV/AIDS, few studies have examined this population in terms of timing of HIV diagnosis. This study explores resilience and protective factors among HIV-positive older adults, 17 of whom were diagnosed prior to the development of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), and 13 of whom were diagnosed after the development HAART. METHODS: We explored the concepts of resilience and protective factors in 30 older adults living with HIV in Ontario, Canada...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097650/leiomyosarcoma-of-the-inferior-vena-cava-in-an-hiv-positive-adult-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jing Xu, Arash Velayati, Barbara J Berger, Ming Liu, Naga K Sucharita Cheedella, Vladimir Gotlieb
BACKGROUND Leiomyosarcoma is the most common primary malignancy of the inferior vena cava (IVC), and represents approximately 10% of primary retroperitoneal sarcomas. Leiomyosarcoma presents with non-specific symptoms, including abdominal pain or back pain. There is an increased incidence in immunosuppressed individuals. CASE REPORT An unusual presentation of IVC leiomyosarcoma is reported in a 46-year-old female patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who was on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and who had a normal CD4 count of 934, who presented with back pain...
November 3, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095018/nutritional-status-and-quality-of-life-in-hiv-infected-patients
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Barbara Fernandes De Carvalho, Sara Policarpo, Ana Catarina Moreira
INTRODUCTION: Nutritional status and the progression of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are interlinked; though some studies have looked at the impact nutritional status has on quality of life (QoL) in patients with chronic diseases, few have studied this in HIV-infected individuals. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between nutritional status and QoL in adults with a recent HIV diagnosis. METHODS: Individuals with an HIV diagnosis performed in the fourteen months prior to a medical visit to one of Lisbon's central hospitals were eligible...
July 28, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091911/il-23-signaling-in-th17-cells-is-inhibited-by-hiv-infection-and-is-not-restored-by-haart-implications-for-persistent-immune-activation
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Jason R Fernandes, Tamara K Berthoud, Ashok Kumar, Jonathan B Angel
OBJECTIVES: HIV infection causes a profound depletion of gut derived Th17 cells, contributing to loss of mucosal barrier function and an increase in microbial translocation, thus driving systemic immune activation. Despite normalization of circulating CD4+ T cell counts with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), Th17 frequency and function often remain impaired. Given the importance of interleukin (IL)-23 in the generation and stabilization of Th17 cells we hypothesized that impaired IL-23 signaling causes persistent Th17 dysfunction in HIV infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080881/-computational-prediction-of-human-immunodeficiency-resistance-to-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitors
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O A Tarasova, D A Filimonov, V V Poroikov
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and leads to over one million of deaths annually. Highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) is a gold standard in the HIV/AIDS therapy. Nucleoside and non-nucleoside inhibitors of HIV reverse transcriptase (RT) are important component of HAART, but their effect depends on the HIV susceptibility/resistance. HIV resistance mainly occurs due to mutations leading to conformational changes in the three-dimensional structure of HIV RT...
October 2017: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080312/highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-and-cervical-cytologic-abnormalities-among-women-with-hiv-infection-in-a-limited-resource-setting
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Joseph O Ugboaja, Charlotte Blanche Oguejiofor, Onyecherelam M Ogelle
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and cervical cytologic abnormalities among women with HIV infection. METHODS: A cross-sectional prospective study was undertaken of 110 women attending an HIV clinic in Nnewi, Nigeria, between January 2016 and January 2017. A cervical smear was obtained. A bivariate analysis was undertaken, and multiple logistic regression models were used to identify factors independently associated with cervical cytologic analysis...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073951/cardiac-effects-of-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-in-perinatally-hiv-infected-children-the-chaart-2-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Steven E Lipshultz, James D Wilkinson, Bruce Thompson, Irene Cheng, David A Briston, William T Shearer, E John Orav, Joslyn A Westphal, Tracie L Miller, Steven D Colan
BACKGROUND: Before the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), cardiac mortality and morbidity were common in HIV-infected children. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify long-term cardiovascular effects of HAART in HIV-infected children. METHODS: The CHAART-2 (HAART-Associated Cardiotoxicity in HIV-Infected Children) study prospectively compared 148 echocardiograms from 74 HAART-exposed children to 860 echocardiograms from 140 HAART-unexposed but HIV-infected children from the Pulmonary and Cardiac Complications of Vertically Transmitted HIV Infection (P(2)C(2) HIV) study...
October 31, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068256/longitudinal-evaluation-of-resting-state-connectivity-white-matter-integrity-and-cortical-thickness-in-stable-hiv-infection-preliminary-results
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Diogo G Corrêa, Nicolle Zimmermann, Nina Ventura, Gustavo Tukamoto, Thomas Doring, Sarah Cb Leite, Rochele P Fonseca, Paulo Rv Bahia, Fernanda Cr Lopes, Emerson L Gasparetto
Purpose The objectives of this study were to determine if HIV-infected patients treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), without dementia, suffer from longitudinal gray matter (GM) volume loss, changes in white matter (WM) integrity and deterioration in functional connectivity at rest, in an average interval of 30 months. Methods Clinically stable HIV-positive patients (on HAART, CD4 + T lymphocyte > 200 cells/μl, and viral loads <50 copies/μl) were recruited. None of them had HIV-associated dementia...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067983/occurrence-patterns-predictors-of-hypogonadism-in-patients-with-hiv-infection-in-india
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Deep Dutta, Lokesh Kumar Sharma, Neera Sharma, Adesh K Gadpayle, Atul Anand, Kumar Gaurav, Ankit Gupta, Yashwanth Poondla, Bindu Kulshreshtha
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Data on hypogonadism among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected Indians are not available. This study was aimed to evaluate the occurrence, pattern and predictors of hypogonadism in HIV-infected Indians. METHODS: Consecutive stable HIV-infected patients, 18-70 yr age, without any severe comorbid state, having at least one year follow up data at the antiretroviral therapy clinic, underwent clinical assessment and hormone assays. RESULTS: From initially screened 527 patients, 359 patients (225 males; 134 females), having disease duration of 61...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065165/highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-for-critically-ill-hiv-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hugo Boechat Andrade, Cassia Righy Shinotsuka, Ivan Rocha Ferreira da Silva, Camila Sunaitis Donini, Ho Yeh Li, Frederico Bruzzi de Carvalho, Pedro Emmanuel Alvarenga Americano do Brasil, Fernando Augusto Bozza, Andre Miguel Japiassu
INTRODUCTION: It is unclear whether the treatment of an HIV infection with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) affects intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes. In this paper, we report the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis performed to summarize the effects of HAART on the prognosis of critically ill HIV positive patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A bibliographic search was performed in 3 databases (PubMed, Web of Science and Scopus) to identify articles that investigated the use of HAART during ICU admissions for short- and long-term mortality or survival...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062862/high-rates-of-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-hiv-positive-individuals-initiating-antiretroviral-therapy-in-botswana
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Kathleen Ryan, Motswedi Anderson, Ivayla Gyurova, Lilliam Ambroggio, Sikhulile Moyo, Teresa Sebunya, Joseph Makhema, Richard Marlink, Max Essex, Rosemary Musonda, Simani Gaseitsiwe, Jason T Blackard
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative but hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA-positive infection-known as occult hepatitis B infection (OBI)-occurs in 1% to >15% of HIV-positive individuals in the United States and South Africa, respectively. However, there are no data on OBI from Botswana, a country known to be hyperendemic for chronic HBV infection and to have a significant HIV burden. METHODS: Two hundred seventy-two adults enrolled in an HIV treatment study of tenofovir/emtricitabine as the nucleoside backbone who were previously determined to be HBsAg negative were tested for HBV DNA at baseline and 1 year after initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060981/-a-cross-sectional-study-on-hiv-aids-90-90-90-treatment-target-in-shandong-province-2015
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N Zhang, T Huang, X G Yang, G Y Wang, X R Tao, D M Kang, N Wang
Objective: To analyze the status and its factors associated with HIV/AIDS- "90-90-90" -treatment-target in Shandong province, China. Methods: Data regarding testing, treatment on HIV/AIDS in Shandong province by December 31, 2015 was collected. Chi-square test and logistic regression model were used to analyze related factors associated with the "90-90-90" -treatment-target. Results: Of the 11 700 estimated HIV/AIDS, 61.2% were diagnosed, of whom 74.4% had received Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) ...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058481/effects-of-antiretroviral-treatment-and-nadir-cd4-count-in-progression-to-cardiovascular-events-and-related-comorbidities-in-a-hiv-brazilian-cohort-a-multi-stage-approach
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Raquel de Vasconcellos Carvalhaes de Oliveira, Silvia Emiko Shimakura, Dayse Pereira Campos, Yara Hahr Marques Hökerberg, Flaviana Pavan Victoriano, Sayonara Ribeiro, Valdiléa G Veloso, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Marilia Sá Carvalho
The use of highly active antiretroviral therapy has resulted in changes of comorbidity profile in people living with HIV (PLHIV), increasing non-AIDS-related events. The occurrence of cardiovascular events is greater in PLHIV, but the mechanism responsible for it is still controversial. This article aimed to investigate factors associated with the progression to cardiovascular events in PLHIV using HAART. A 15-years cohort study with 1135 PLHIV was conducted in Rio de Janeiro-Brazil. Clinical progression was stratified in five states: No comorbidities (s1), arterial hypertension (s2), lipid abnormalities (s3), hypertension and lipid abnormalities (s4) and major cardiovascular events (stroke, coronary artery disease, thrombosis or death) (s5)...
October 23, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052492/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-secondary-prophylaxis-for-prevention-of-hiv-related-toxoplasmic-encephalitis-relapse-using-trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
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Mark P Connolly, Gertruud Haitsma, Adrián V Hernández, José E Vidal
A recent systematic literature and meta-analysis reported relative efficacy of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) for the treatment of toxoplasmic encephalitis (TE) in HIV-infected adults. Here, we estimated relapse rates during secondary prophylaxis with TMP-SMX, and further explored differences in relapse rates prior to introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and the widespread adoption of HAART. A systematic search of PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials yielded 707 studies whereby 663 were excluded after abstract screening, and 38 were excluded after full review leaving 6 studies for extraction...
September 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046981/ophthalmologic-disease-in-hiv-infection-recent-changes-in-pathophysiology-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Michael W Stewart
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ophthalmologic conditions were among the earliest described findings in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The purpose of this review is to highlight recent changes in the pathophysiology and management of ophthalmologic conditions in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). RECENT FINDINGS: The introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in 1996 changed ophthalmologic findings from predominantly acute infectious diseases to chronic, slowly progressive, debilitating conditions...
October 19, 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030378/worsening-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-harbinger-of-iris-in-hiv
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Neeharika L Mathukumalli, Niloufer Ali, Meena A Kanikannan, Sireesha Yareeda
We report an HIV patient aged 38 years with acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy subtype of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) as the only manifestation of seroconversion and worsening of GBS being the harbinger of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS). To date, only 5 cases of GBS during IRIS are reported. They manifested either during the third week or later after starting highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Our patient witnessed worsening weakness by fifth day after starting HAART, even before the occurrence of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, cautioning one of the impending serious complications of IRIS and helped us initiate steroids at an early date...
October 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025450/an-increase-in-rates-of-obstetric-haemorrhage-in-a-setting-of-high-hiv-seroprevalence
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E Shabalala, Hannah M Sebitloane
BACKGROUND: Obstetric haemorrhage (OH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide, although, indirectly, HIV is also a leading cause of maternal mortality in some settings with a high HIV seroprevalence. OBJECTIVE: To determine the possible association between increasing rates of OH and HIV or its treatment. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of women with OH at King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa, over a 3-year period (2009 - 2011), during which the drug regimen for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission was evolving from single-dose nevirapine to antenatal zidovudine combined with intrapartum nevirapine (also referred to as dual therapy), and finally to a combination or highly active antiretroviral therapy (cART or HAART)...
June 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022532/hiv-positive-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-audit
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P Mkoko, R I Raine
BACKGROUND: The indications for and outcomes of intensive care unit (ICU) admission of HIV-positive patients in resource-poor settings such as sub-Saharan Africa are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To identify indications for ICU admission and determine factors associated with high ICU and hospital mortality in HIV-positive patients. METHODS: We reviewed case records of HIV-positive patients admitted to the medical and surgical ICUs at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012...
September 22, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994096/impaired-expression-of-testicular-androgen-receptor-and-collagen-fibers-in-the-testis-of-diabetic-rats-under-haart-the-role-of-hypoxis-hemerocallidea
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Onanuga O Ismail, Jegede I Ayoola, Offor Ugochukwu, Ogedengbe O Oluwatosin, Peter I Aniekan, Naidu C S Edwin, Azu O Onyemaechi
INTRODUCTION: Wide spectrum of alterations associated with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has been reported. The current study aimed at evaluating the role of Hypoxis hemerocallidea (HH) aqueous extract on the testosterone levels, expression of androgen receptors and collagen fibers in the testes of streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced diabetic rats under HAART regimen. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty two adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (189.0 ± 4.5 g) were divided into eight groups (8 animals in each treatment groups and 6 rats in the control group)...
October 10, 2017: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989874/metabolic-status-and-hypogonadism-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-males
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Sarita Bajaj, Yashaswi Pathak, Sharad Varma, Sujit Verma
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of hypogonadism in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected males and to study its relation to age, CD4 count, body mass index (BMI), duration of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), and metabolic status. METHODOLOGY: Eighty-one HIV positive cases and 82 healthy controls were included in this case-control study. Each case underwent a complete physical examination and serum fasting plasma glucose, A1c, lipid profile, total testosterone (TT), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH) levels were estimated...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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