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Fourth-generation HIV tests can detect both HIV antibodies and p24 antigens, while the older tests can only check for antibodies. This means that the newer tests can identify HIV sooner. Learn more here.
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The objective was to conduct a systematic literature review to analyze the relationship between stigma and discrimination related to gender identity in transgender women and vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. This systematic literature review involved the stages of identification, compilation, analysis, and interpretation of results of studies found in five databases: PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Science Direct, and LILACS. No publication time period was determined in advance for this review. The studies were assessed according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The review included articles in English, Portuguese, or Span...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
Abstract Given both the changes in sexual customs, norms and policies and the persistent patterns in Brazil, the article analyzes the experiences of transgender women/transvestites with access to health services and discusses sexual/gender discrimination and their demands for gender transition and AIDS prevention services. The study involved interviews with nine transgender women/transvestites 23-45 years of age from low-income strata in the Baixada Fluminense region of Greater Metropolitan Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016 and observation of contexts of prostitution and sociability. Compared to the violence experie...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
[Daily News] NATIONAL Council of People living with HIV and AIDS (NACOPHA) has described a recently launched report on Tanzania HIV Impact Survey (THIS) as vital in attaining ambitious testing and treatment targets to end AIDS epidemic.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
In this article, a method for HCV continuum of care for HIV/HCV-coinfected individuals is proposed.HIV Medicine
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news
This study assessed the effect of on-site multiple HIV control interventions on the uptake of HTC services, knowledge and sexual behaviour among residents of two military cantonments [barracks] in south-east Nigeria. METHODS: A quasi-experimental study was conducted among residents of cantonments in two states in Nigeria. A multistage sampling technique was used to select 350 respondents each at intervention and control sites. A pre-tested interviewer-administered questionnaire was used to collect information. On-site HTC services were established, with the training of HTC counsellors and peer educators. HIV awareness ...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - Category: African Health Tags: Afr J AIDS Res Source Type: research
ConclusionsUse of a PtDA for selection of valve type in SAVR may improve patient understanding and decisional conflict. Revision of our tool and further studies are warranted to validate these findings in a large cohort of patients.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Relying on the trickery used by the AIDS virus to infect people, doctors at two medical centers say they have cured 10 infants of so-called bubble boy disease, a genetic defect that leaves children, typically boys, without an immune system.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news
Conclusions Epidemiological studies have repeatedly helped identify definitive triggers for several diseases. As highlighted in this perspective report, previous studies strongly argue for the interplay between intrinsic factors and putative preventable extrinsic triggers/promoters for CTCL. Given the evidence of geographical regional clustering of CTCL patients, CTCL occurrence in unrelated family members and recent evidence implicating S. aureus in the pathogenesis/progression of CTCL, more research is needed to decipher the precise mechanism by which specific environmental exposures may be driving the pathogenesis of t...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study has several limitations. Frist, HCV exists in a quasispecies form in human body (Martell et al., 1992). It will be better to obtain a single full-length genome sequence from a single virus. However, because of failure in amplification of near full-length HCV genome (>5000 bps), we amplified and sequenced 10 overlapping HCV genomic segments to obtain the whole genome sequence. Therefore, the genomic sequences obtained in this study contain some ambiguous (or degenerate) nucleotides (quasispecies population). Second, previous studies showed that vast majority of IDUs in Yunnan, especially in the China-Myanmar b...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: CD with or without fibular grafting is effective in preserving the sphericity of the femoral head and to delay the progression of the AVN of femoral head in the early stages, that is, Stage 1 and Stage 2 and aids in the early revascularization of ischemic femoral head and is a useful modality to negate or delay the requirement of THA.
Source: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
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