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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440692/both-hepatitis-c-virus-specific-t-cell-responses-and-il28b-rs12979860-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-genotype-influence-antihepatitis-c-virus-treatment-outcome-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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José M Benito, Javier García-Samaniego, Marcial García, Antonio Madejón, Luz Martín-Carbonero, Alfonso Cabello, Beatriz Álvarez, Miguel Górgolas, Norma Rallón
Despite new treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, IFNα-based regimens still have clinical relevance in special populations of patients and remain the only therapeutic option for many patients. We sought to elucidate the interplay between two relevant factors (IL28B polymorphism and T cell immune responses) involved in the outcome of this therapy in HCV-infected patients. We evaluated 38 patients infected with HCV genotype 1-17 coinfected with HIV-who were undergoing a full course of pegIFNα/RBV therapy...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440612/association-between-xrcc1-and-wrn-as-genetic-markers-of-stability-and-susceptibility-to-cancer-in-patients-with-hiv-aids-and-cancer-a-cross-sectional-study
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Gabriel de Carvalho Maldonado, Orlando Nascimento Terra Júnior, Adriano Arnóbio, Guilherme Rohem Alfradique, Maria Helena Ornellas, Roberto Irineu da Silva, Dirce Bonfim de Lima
Background: HIV-induced immunodeficiency has been implicated as a key factor for risk of cancer. Neoplasia is considered to result from accumulation of damage to the genome. Polymorphisms in repair genes, such as the XRCC1 and WRN, have been associated with susceptibility to development of cancer in patients with HIV/AIDS. The aim of this study was to analyze the frequency of polymorphisms in XRCC1 (Arg399Gln) and WRN (Cys1367Arg) in patients with HIV/AIDS with or without cancer. Materials and Methods: Genotyping for analysis of polymorphisms was carried out by PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) and RFLP (Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism)...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438159/prevalence-of-plasmodium-falciparum-and-non-p-falciparum-infections-in-a-highland-district-in-ghana-and-the-influence-of-hiv-and-sickle-cell-disease
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Ewurama D A Owusu, Charles A Brown, Martin P Grobusch, Petra Mens
BACKGROUND: In the past two decades, there has been a reported decline in malaria in Ghana and the rest of the world; yet it remains the number one cause of mortality and morbidity. Human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) and sickle cell disease (SCD) share a common geographical space with malaria in sub-Saharan Africa and an interaction between these three conditions has been suggested. This study determined the Plasmodium falciparum and non-P. falciparum status of symptomatic and non-symptomatic residents of Mpraeso in the highlands of Kwahu-South district of Ghana based on evidence of current national decline...
April 24, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437431/factors-associated-with-acquired-anti-ifn-%C3%AE-autoantibody-in-patients-with-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection
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Pakpoom Phoompoung, Nasikarn Ankasekwinai, Manop Pithukpakorn, Suporn Foongladda, Pinklow Umrod, Bhoom Suktitipat, Surakameth Mahasirimongkol, Sasisopin Kiertiburanakul, Yupin Suputtamongkol
BACKGROUND: The clinical syndrome of disseminated nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection in patients who were previously healthy is now well recognized to be associated with an acquired autoantibody to Interferon gamma (Anti IFN- γ autoantibody). However, the risk factors of this syndrome remain unknown. METHOD: We performed an unmatched case control study among patients with NTM diseases who were diagnosed and treated at Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434406/efavirenz-based-simplification-after-successful-early-lopinavir-boosted-ritonavir-based-therapy-in-hiv-infected-children-in-burkina-faso-and-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire-the-monod-anrs-12206-non-inferiority-randomised-trial
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Désiré Lucien Dahourou, Madeleine Amorissani-Folquet, Karen Malateste, Clarisse Amani-Bosse, Malik Coulibaly, Carole Seguin-Devaux, Thomas Toni, Rasmata Ouédraogo, Stéphane Blanche, Caroline Yonaba, François Eboua, Philippe Lepage, Divine Avit, Sylvie Ouédraogo, Philippe Van de Perre, Sylvie N'Gbeche, Angèle Kalmogho, Roger Salamon, Nicolas Meda, Marguerite Timité-Konan, Valériane Leroy
BACKGROUND: The 2016 World Health Organization guidelines recommend all children <3 years start antiretroviral therapy (ART) on protease inhibitor-based regimens. But lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) syrup has many challenges in low-income countries, including limited availability, requires refrigeration, interactions with anti-tuberculous drugs, twice-daily dosing, poor palatability in young children, and higher cost than non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) drugs. Successfully initiating LPV/r-based ART in HIV-infected children aged <2 years raises operational challenges that could be simplified by switching to a protease inhibitor-sparing therapy based on efavirenz (EFV), although, to date, EFV is not recommended in children <3 years...
April 24, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434050/prevalence-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-in-hiv-infected-patients-and-food-animals-and-direct-genotyping-of-t-gondii-isolates-southern-ghana
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Faustina Pappoe, Weisheng Cheng, Lin Wang, Yuanling Li, Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Samuel Victor Nuvor, Henock Ambachew, Xiaodong Hu, Qingli Luo, Deyong Chu, Yuanhong Xu, Jilong Shen
Toxoplasma gondii is of public health and veterinary importance causing severe diseases in immunocompromised individuals including HIV/AIDS patients and in congenital cases and animals. There is limited information on the epidemiology of T. gondii infection in humans, particularly HIV patients and food animals and the parasite genotypes in Ghana. A total of 394 HIV-infected patients from three hospitals were screened for T. gondii anti-IgG and IgM using ELISA. DNAs from blood samples of seropositve participants and 95 brain tissues of food animals were PCR assayed to detect Toxoplasma gra6...
April 22, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431923/sources-of-racial-disparities-in-hiv-prevalence-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-atlanta-ga-usa-a-modelling-study
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Steven M Goodreau, Eli S Rosenberg, Samuel M Jenness, Nicole Luisi, Sarah E Stansfield, Gregorio A Millett, Patrick S Sullivan
BACKGROUND: In the USA, men who have sex men (MSM) are at high risk for HIV, and black MSM have a substantially higher prevalence of infection than white MSM. We created a simulation model to assess the strength of existing hypotheses and data that account for these disparities. METHODS: We built a dynamic, stochastic, agent-based network model of black and white MSM aged 18-39 years in Atlanta, GA, USA, that incorporated race-specific individual and dyadic-level prevention and risk behaviours, network attributes, and care patterns...
April 18, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428094/cxcr6-gene-characterization-in-two-ethnically-distinct-south-african-populations-and-association-with-viraemic-disease-control-in-hiv-1-infected-black-south-african-individuals
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Anabela C P Picton, Maria Paximadis, Richard E Chaisson, Neil A Martinson, Caroline T Tiemessen
CXCR6 genetic variation was described for HIV-1-uninfected black (n=41) and Caucasian (n=40) South Africans. We also investigated the CXCR6 rs2234358 and rs2234355 single nucleotide polymorphisms in HIV-1 disease control in 124 HIV-1-infected drug-naïve black individuals [elite controllers (n=11), viraemic controllers (VCs, n=30), high viral load long-term nonprogressors (HVL LTNPs, n=11) and progressors (n=72)] compared to healthy controls (HCs; n=232). The rs2234358-T allele was underrepresented in VCs (40...
April 18, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426837/the-high-prevalence-of-hpv-and-hpv16-european-variants-in-cervical-and-anal-samples-of-hiv-seropositive-women-with-normal-pap-test-results
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Lays Paula Bondi Volpini, Neide Aparecida Tosato Boldrini, Luciana Bueno de Freitas, Angelica Espinosa Miranda, Liliana Cruz Spano
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-seropositive women are more likely to have anogenital cancer, and high risk-HPV (HR-HPV) infection is the main associated factor. Between August 2013 and December 2015, we conducted a descriptive study to determine the HPV genotypes and HPV16 variants in cervical and anal samples of HIV-seropositive women with a normal Pap test. The viral DNA was amplified by PCR using the PGMY09/11 set of primers. Reverse line blot (RLB), restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and sequencing assays were used to determine the HPV genotypes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424254/a-european-multicentre-study-on-the-analytical-performance-of-the-veris-hiv-1-assay
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Patrick Braun, Rafael Delgado, Monica Drago, Diana Fanti, Hervé Fleury, Jörg Hofmann, Jacques Izopet, Ulrich Kalus, Alessandra Lombardi, MaAngeles Marcos, Davide Mileto, Karine Sauné, Siobhan O'Shea, Alfredo Pérez-Rivilla, John Ramble, Pascale Trimoulet, Jordi Vila, Duncan Whittaker, Alain Artus, Daniel Rhodes
The analytical performance of the VERIS HIV-1 Assay for use on the new, fully automated Beckman Coulter DxN VERIS Molecular Diagnostics System(¥) was evaluated at 10 European Virology laboratories. Precision, analytical sensitivity, performance with negative samples, linearity, and performance with HIV-1 Groups/Subtypes were evaluated. Precision for the 1 mL assay showed an SD of 0.14 log10 cp/mL or less and CV ≤6.1% for each level tested. The 0.175 mL assay showed an SD of 0.17 log10 cp/mL or less and CV ≤5...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419653/hcv-viremia-associates-with-nk-cell-activation-and-dysfunction-in-anti-retroviral-hiv-hcv-co-infected-subjects
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E Papasavvas, L Azzoni, X Yin, Q Liu, J Joseph, A Mackiewicz, B Ross, K M Lynn, J M Jacobson, K Mounzer, J R Kostman, L J Montaner
The impact of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA levels on immune status in chronically HCV mono-infected when compared to HIV/HCV co-infected on antiretroviral therapy (ART) remains poorly understood. A total of 78 African American subjects HCV viremic/naïve to HCV treatment (33 HCV genotype 1 mono-infected, 45 HCV genotype 1/HIV co-infected on ART) were studied. Clinical and liver enzymes measurements were performed. Whole blood was analyzed for immune subset changes by flow-cytometry. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were used for same-day constitutive and in vitro Interferon (IFN)-α-induced Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription (STAT) phosphorylation, K562 target cell lysis and K562 target cell recognition-mediated IFN-γ production...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419368/leukotriene-a4-hydrolase-genotype-and-hiv-infection-influence-intracerebral-inflammation-and-survival-from-tuberculous-meningitis
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Nguyen T T Thuong, Dorothee Heemskerk, Trinh T B Tram, Le T P Thao, Lalita Ramakrishnan, Vu T N Ha, Nguyen D Bang, Tran T H Chau, Nguyen H Lan, Maxine Caws, Sarah J Dunstan, Nguyen V V Chau, Marcel Wolbers, Nguyen T H Mai, Guy E Thwaites
Background.: Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is the most devastating form of tuberculosis, yet very little is known about the pathophysiology. We hypothesized that the genotype of leukotriene A4 hydrolase (encoded by LTA4H), which determines inflammatory eicosanoid expression, influences intracerebral inflammation, and predicts survival from TBM. Methods.: We characterized the pretreatment clinical and intracerebral inflammatory phenotype and 9-month survival of 764 adults with TBM...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419315/clinical-parameters-routine-inflammatory-markers-and-lta4h-genotype-as-predictors-of-mortality-among-608-patients-with-tuberculous-meningitis-in-indonesia
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Arjan van Laarhoven, Sofiati Dian, Carolien Ruesen, Ela Hayati, Michelle S M A Damen, Jessi Annisa, Lidya Chaidir, Rovina Ruslami, Tri Hanggono Achmad, Mihai G Netea, Bachti Alisjahbana, Ahmad Rizal Ganiem, Reinout van Crevel
Background.: Damaging inflammation is thought to contribute to the high morbidity and mortality of tuberculous meningitis (TBM), but the link between inflammation and outcome remains unclear. Methods.: We performed prospective clinical and routine laboratory analyses of a cohort of adult patients with TBM in Indonesia. We also examined the LTA4H promoter polymorphism, which predicted cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leukocyte count and survival of Vietnamese patients with TBM...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417245/elbasvir-grazoprevir-a-review-in-chronic-hcv-genotypes-1-and-4
#14
Zaina T Al-Salama, Emma D Deeks
A fixed-dose combination tablet comprising the hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS5A inhibitor elbasvir and the HCV NS3/4A protease inhibitor grazoprevir (elbasvir/grazoprevir; Zepatier™) was recently approved for the treatment of chronic HCV genotype 1 and 4 infection in the EU and the USA. In phase III trials, 12 or 16 weeks of treatment with once-daily elbasvir/grazoprevir (fixed-dose tablet or as individual agents), taken with or without ribavirin, generally provided high rates of sustained virological response at 12 weeks (SVR12) in treatment-naive and -experienced adult patients with chronic HCV genotype 1a, 1b or 4 infection, including those with or without compensated cirrhosis, HIV co-infection, inherited blood disorders or chronic kidney disease or patients receiving opioid agonist therapy or of Japanese origin...
April 17, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416221/ombitasvir-paritaprevir-and-ritonavir-plus-dasabuvir-for-8-weeks-in-previously-untreated-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1b-infection-without-cirrhosis-garnet-a-single-arm-open-label-phase-3b-trial
#15
Tania M Welzel, Tarik Asselah, Emily O Dumas, Stefan Zeuzem, David Shaw, Rawi Hazzan, Xavier Forns, Tami Pilot-Matias, Wenjing Lu, Daniel E Cohen, Jordan J Feld
BACKGROUND: Clinical studies have shown high rates of sustained virological response (hepatitis C virus [HCV] RNA <15 IU/mL) at post-treatment week 12 (SVR12) in patients with genotype 1b infection with and without cirrhosis who received coformulated ombitasvir, paritaprevir, and ritonavir, plus dasabuvir, without ribavirin, for 12 weeks. In this study, we aimed to assess 8-week treatment with ombitasvir, paritaprevir, and ritonavir, plus dasabuvir, without ribavirin in patients infected with HCV genotype 1b without cirrhosis...
April 13, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407682/genetic-characterization-and-antiretroviral-resistance-mutations-among-treatment-naive-hiv-infected-individuals-in-jiaxing-china
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Jinlei Guo, Yong Yan, Jiafeng Zhang, Jimei Ji, Zhijian Ge, Rui Ge, Xiaofei Zhang, Henghui Wang, Zhongwen Chen, Jianyong Luo
The aim of this study was to characterize HIV-1 genotypes and antiretroviral resistance mutations among treatment-naive HIV-infected individuals in Jiaxing, China. The HIV-1 partial polymerase (pol) genes in 93 of the 99 plasma samples were successfully amplified and analyzed. Phylogenetic analysis revealed the existence of five HIV-1 genotypes, of which the most prevalent genotype was CRF01_AE (38.7%), followed by CRF07_BC (34.4%), CRF08_BC (16.1%), subtype B/B' (5.4%), and CRF55_01B (2.1%). Besides, three types of unique recombination forms (URFs) were also observed, including C/F2/A1, CRF01_AE/B, and CRF08_BC/CRF07_BC...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403727/high-risk-human-papillomavirus-types-in-hiv-infected-and-hiv-uninfected-young-women-in-kwazulu-natal-south-africa-implications-for-vaccination
#17
Joyce N Mbatha, Myra Taylor, Elisabeth Kleppa, Kristine Lillebo, Hashini N Galapaththi-Arachchige, Deepak Singh, Eyrun F Kjetland, Marc F D Baay, Zilungile L Mkhize-Kwitshana
BACKGROUND: High-risk human papillomavirus (hr-HPV) infections and low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions occur frequently in young women. The available vaccines cover up to seven hr-HPV genotypes (HPV16, HPV18, HPV31, HPV33, HPV45, HPV52 and HPV58) and two low-risk HPV types (HPV6 and HPV11). The objective of this study was to describe the hr-HPV genotypes present among HIV-uninfected and HIV-infected young women in rural high schools. METHODS: Cervicovaginal lavages were obtained from sexually active young women recruited from high schools in KwaZulu-Natal (n = 1223)...
April 12, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403028/compatibility-of-next-generation-first-line-antiretrovirals-with-rifampicin-based-antituberculosis-therapy-in-resource-limited-settings
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Gary Maartens, Marta Boffito, Charles Flexner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Reduced dose efavirenz, dolutegravir, and/or tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) are likely to be used in the next generation of first-line antiretroviral therapy in resource limited settings, where HIV-associated tuberculosis is common. Rifampicin, which is a key component of first-line antituberculosis therapy, is a potent inducer of many drug transporters and metabolising enzymes. We reviewed the literature for potential or actual drug--drug interactions between these antiretrovirals and rifampicin...
April 11, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402970/the-genotyping-resistance-profile-of-the-pol-gene-detected-in-blood-of-newly-diagnosed-hiv-positive-men-is-durably-archived-in-the-gut-whatever-the-time-of-initiation-of-cart
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Anne Emmanuelle Depincé, Elodie Dussert, Delphine Vergnon-Miszczycha, Abdelaye Keita, Sylvie Pillet, Elisabeth Botelho-Nevers, Anne Frésard, Amandine Gagneux-Brunon, Frédéric R Lucht, Xavier Roblin, Bruno Pozzetto, Stéphane Paul, Thomas Bourlet
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the mutational patterns on the pol gene of the main HIV-1 strain archived in cell genome of 10 chronically infected men according to their clinical and therapeutic history. The genotyping resistance profiles were compared between the first blood plasma available at the time of HIV diagnosis and rectal biopsies and PBMC sampled 1-5 years after the initiation of combined antiretroviral therapy (cART). METHODS: HIV-1 RNA and cell-associated HIV-1 DNA were quantified by Abbott Real-Time HIV-1 and Generic HIV® DNA cell (Biocentric) assays...
April 13, 2017: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402447/infectious-disease-dynamics-inferred-from-genetic-data-via-sequential-monte-carlo
#20
R A Smith, E L Ionides, A A King
Genetic sequences from pathogens can provide information about infectious disease dynamics that may supplement or replace information from other epidemiological observations. Most currently available methods first estimate phylogenetic trees from sequence data, then estimate a transmission model conditional on these phylogenies. Outside limited classes of models, existing methods are unable to enforce logical consistency between the model of transmission and that underlying the phylogenetic reconstruction. Such conicts in assumptions can lead to bias in the resulting inferences...
April 8, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
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