Liberia: HIV Remains a Threat

[NEWS] Ahead of the celebration of World Aids Day, the Chairman of the National AIDS Commission (NAC) of Liberia, Dr. Ivan F. Camanor, has released a scary statistics that HIV is still a threat to national development in the country.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: By mid- to late-2017, the Treat All strategy was the standard of care at almost all IeDEA sites, including rural, primary-level health facilities in low-resource settings. While further assessments of site-level capacity to provide high-quality HIV care under Treat All and to support sustained viral suppression after ART initiation are needed, the widespread introduction of Treat All at the service delivery level is a critical step towards global targets for ending the HIV epidemic as a public health threat. PMID: 31623428 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: The Lancet HIVAuthor(s): Haijiang Lin, Yingying Ding, Chenxi Ning, Xiaotong Qiao, Xiaochen Chen, Xiaoxiao Chen, Weiwei Shen, Xing Liu, Yuling Hong, Na HeSummaryBackgroundInconclusive results have been reported in studies evaluating the association between HIV infection and subclinical atherosclerosis. Unsolved issues include whether the increased atherosclerosis burden observed in some studies is attributed to greater prevalence of traditional risk factors or HIV infection. Therefore, we evaluated the association of HIV infection with subclinical atherosclerosis as ...
Source: The Lancet HIV - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsTherefore, we infer that serum miRNAs in HIV-1 infection may play important roles in HIV-induced cancer and could be used as a potential biomarker for HIV-cancers detection.
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
AbstractInherited bleeding coagulation disorders (IBCDs) have a powerful diagnostic tool in next generation sequencing (NGS) that not only offers confirmation of diagnosis but also aids in genetic counselling, prenatal diagnosis and helps to predict the clinical course and follow-up of a disease. In our group, targeted-NGS using a Custom SureSelect QXT Panel (Agilent Technologies, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, USA) was designed to screen for causal variants in 40 genes related with the coagulation cascade. In this work, we used NGS for screening all the coding and intronic boundary regions ofF5 gene in two patients affected by fa...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Education for Chemical EngineersAuthor(s): Isuru A. Udugama, Krist V. Gernaey, Michael A. Taubeb, Christoph BayerAbstractThe domains of process design, operations and control are highly interdependent and thus affect operational efficiency and robustness of industrial facilities. Despite this, they are mostly kept in isolation from each other even in commercial projects, which is probably due to the perceived increase in complexity and aligned with prior experience from university education. Process design covers mostly the steady state, whereas process control is g...
Source: Education for Chemical Engineers - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
The worldwide prevalence of depression among people with HIV/AIDS is 31%, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news
AbstractCigarette smoking has declined among New York City (NYC) adults since 2002, but research has shown that NYC tobacco control policies may be less impactful among Asian communities, particularly Chinese. In order to better target this subgroup, we explored smoking and cessation behaviors among Chinese-speaking Asian smokers compared with English-speaking Asian smokers and all other smokers. We used combined 2015 –2016 data from the NYC Community Health Survey (CHS), an annual dual landline/cellphone survey of about 9000 adults to analyze smoker demographics, and 2010–2012 and 2016 CHS samples to compare q...
Source: Journal of Community Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewAlthough antiretroviral therapy (ART) has dramatically reduced mother to child transmission of HIV, data continue to mount that infants exposed to HIV in utero but are not infected (HEU) have serious negative health consequences compared to unexposed infants. This review evaluates recent literature on contemporary issues related to complications seen in pregnant women with HIV and their offspring.Recent FindingsCurrent studies show that HEU infants are at a high risk of adverse outcomes, including premature birth, poor growth, neurodevelopmental impairment, immune dysfunction, infectious morbidity,...
Source: Current HIV/AIDS Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewNovel technologies, such as high-definition cameras, encryption software, electronic stethoscopes, microfluidic diagnostic systems, and widely available broadband Internet have expanded the potential for telemedicine. This narrative review presents current and future uses of telemedicine in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, stewardship, and management of infectious disease.Recent FindingsBeginning in the 1990s, early approaches to telemedicine in infectious disease focused largely on treatment of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and tuberculosis. However, recent innovations allow for targeting of additio...
Source: Current Infectious Disease Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
We previously interviewed Humm, a San Francisco-based neuroscience company, when they had first released their Edge headset – an electrical stimulation device that helped users by boosting their working memory. Humm is focused on helping people...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Neurology Psychiatry Sports Medicine Source Type: blogs
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