PodMed – Week of October 2, 2017
This week’s topics include aspirin discontinuation risks, HIV in those 50 and older, big data and chronic lung disease, and genetic testing and warfarin use. Program notes: 0:34 Genetic testing and warfarin dosing 1:35 Looked at genetics to determine 2:33 Other agents for blood thinning 3:01 Use of big data and chronic lung disease 4:01 […]
[GroundUp] Veteran activist receives award for AIDS work
[GroundUp] Nomandla Yako and her son were featured on Siyayinqoba in the mid-2000s.
ABSTRACT Objective: To verify the association between the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) serum concentration and the presence of risk factors for prostate diseases in adult patients with urogenital infections. Materials and methods: Analytical cross-sectional study of PSA in 60 patients aged 40 to 65 years, from January to December 2013. PSA quantification was performed in serum by solid-phase chemiluminescence in two label cycles: 1. mouse monoclonal antibody (mAb); and 2. goat polyclonal antibody (pAbs). After each cycle the free antigen was removed. The readings were taken on the INMULITE ONE Siemens ® automated eq...
[Vanguard] The Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, LSACA, has commenced the training of executives of the Nigeria Automobile Technician Association (NATA) Lagos State Chapter on HIV prevention amid COVID-19 pandemic
CONCLUSIONS: PrEP service cascades from the Princess PrEP programme identified no or low-risk perception as key barrier to PrEP acceptance among MSM and TGW who met PrEP eligibility criteria. More implementation research studies are needed to explore PrEP motivation and access in larger communities outside of clinical services. This is to identify gaps and strategies to address them within motivation, access and effective use domains of the HIV prevention cascade. PMID: 32602660 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion Adolescents who reported engaging in high-risk sexual behaviors were less likely to identify a PCP, as well as more likely to prefer ED-based care and make more ED visits. However, ED clinicians infrequently obtained sexual histories and performed STI testing in asymptomatic youth, thereby missing opportunities to screen high-risk adolescents who may lack access to preventive care.
sabel Craveiro High circular mobility creates vulnerability and elevates risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). We aim to explore knowledge, perceptions of risk, and sexual behaviors in relation to STIs/HIV, in Mozambican women involved in an informal cross border trade (ICBT) and residing in South Mozambique. A cross-sectional quantitative study, in 200 women cross border traders (WICBT), affiliated to the Mukhero Association, using a structured, face-to-face questionnaire, was conducted. Descriptive statistics and Pearson’s Chi-square test were used. Th...
ConclusionThis study confirms the importance of a collaborative, local model to deliver expanded pharmacy services for rural communities. Health professionals were found to largely support expanding pharmacy practice, agreeing about the improved access to health care that would be provided for people living in rural and remote Australia.
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Rape victims must take a post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent against contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, an expert has said.
Abstract Juvenile gangrenous vasculitis of the scrotum is a rare entity of unknown aetiology which should be considered in the differential diagnosis of genital ulcers, mainly with those caused by sexually transmitted infections. The authors report a case of a 23-year-old patient who presented a single painful scrotal ulcer developing shortly after an episode of pharyngotonsillitis. The ulcer was treated with oral corticosteroids with total healing and no relapse in over two years of follow-up. PMID: 32597502 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]