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HIV and co-infections

Section edited by Carlo Torti and Andrea De Luca

This section aims to publish studies looking at all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of HIV and HIV-associated infections in humans, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology. This section also aims to publish studies on the adverse events of HAART and non HIV-related comorbidities in the HAART era.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the predictive value of analytical markers of full blood count that can be assessed in the emergency department for HIV infected patients, with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

    Authors: S. Camon, C. Quiros, N. Saubi, A. Moreno, M. A. Marcos, Y. Eto, S. Rofael, E. Monclus, J. Brown, T. D. McHugh, J. Mallolas and R. Perello

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:189

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The use of new types of drugs has become more common among men who have sex with men (MSM). The aim of this study was to describe the patterns of the use of new types of drugs, such as methamphetamine, ketamin...

    Authors: Lin He, Xiaohong Pan, Ning Wang, Jiezhe Yang, Jun Jiang, Yan Luo, Xingliang Zhang and Xiting Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:182

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Context-specific factors influence adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among pregnant women living with HIV. Gaps exist in the understanding of the reasons for the variable outcomes of the prevention of ...

    Authors: Oladele Vincent Adeniyi, Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Daniel Ter Goon, Eyitayo Omolara Owolabi, Alfred Eboh and John Lambert

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:175

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the utility of transient elastography (TE) for assessing the prognosis of patients with decompensated cirrhosis (DC).

    Authors: Leire Pérez-Latorre, Matilde Sánchez-Conde, Pilar Miralles, Juan Carlos López, Francisco Parras, Francisco Tejerina, Teresa Aldámiz-Echevarría, Ana Carrero, Cristina Díez, Margarita Ramírez, Isabel Gutiérrez, José María Bellón, Rafael Bañares and Juan Berenguer

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:170

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the clinical presentation and outcomes amongst older HIV infected populations accessing ART in sub-Saharan Africa. We compared mortality amongst HIV infected patients accessing ART that w...

    Authors: Halima Dawood, Razia Hassan-Moosa, Nonhlanhla-Yende Zuma and Kogieleum Naidoo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:168

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In West and Central Africa areas of endemic Loa loa infections overlap with regions of high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infections. Because individuals in this region are exposed to ...

    Authors: Ghislain Donald Njambe Priso, Abel Lissom, Loveline N. NGU, Nadesh N. Nji, Jules Colince Tchadji, Thibau Flaurant Tchouangueu, Georgia E. Ambada, Carole Stéphanie Sake Ngane, Brigitte Laure Dafeu, Larissa Djukouo, Inès Nyebe, Suzanne Magagoum, Apeh Alfred Ngoh, Ouambo Fotso Herve, Rosario Garcia, Anna Gutiérrez…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:160

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  7. Content type: Research article

    China faces a serious HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM), and a large proportion of new infections are attributed to their regular male sex partners (RP). The objective of this study was to inv...

    Authors: Juan He, Hui-fang Xu, Wei-bin Cheng, Sheng-jie Zhang, Jing Gu, Yuan-tao Hao and Chun Hao

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:150

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  8. Content type: Research article

    While antiretroviral therapy (ART) availability for HIV patients has increased dramatically in Uganda, patient linkage to and retention in care remains a challenge. We assessed patterns of engagement in care i...

    Authors: Caroline E. Boeke, Vennie Nabitaka, Andrea Rowan, Katherine Guerra, Arnold Kabbale, Barbara Asire, Eleanor Magongo, Pamela Nawaggi, Vivienne Mulema, Betty Mirembe, Victor Bigira, Andrew Musoke and Cordelia Katureebe

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:138

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided unprecedented opportunities for uninsured people with HIV infection to access health insurance, and to examine the impact of this change in access...

    Authors: Renae Furl, Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Elizabeth Lyden and Susan Swindells

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:132

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Condom use and antiretroviral therapy (ART) are effective means to prevent and control HIV transmission. We aimed to assess the effect of condom use in combination with antiretroviral therapy (ART) on HIV inci...

    Authors: Lili Tao, Min Liu, Shuming Li, Jue Liu and Ning Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:124

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Syphilis is a global health concern disproportionately affecting HIV-infected populations. In Alberta, Canada, the incidence of syphilis in the general population has recently doubled with 25% of these infecti...

    Authors: Raynell Lang, Ron Read, Hartmut B. Krentz, Soheil Ramazani, Mingkai Peng, Jennifer Gratrix and M. John Gill

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:125

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Non-adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) is one of the factors for treatment failure in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients in developing countries. The main objective of ...

    Authors: Awoke Seyoum Tegegne, Principal Ndlovu and Temesgen Zewotir

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:83

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The exponential growth in the reach and development of new technologies over the past decade means that mobile technologies and social media play an increasingly important role in service delivery models to ma...

    Authors: Julianita Purnomo, Katherine Coote, Limin Mao, Ling Fan, Julian Gold, Raghib Ahmad and Lei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:82

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Natural killer (NK) cells play cytotoxic roles by targeting tumor cells or virus infected cells, they also play regulatory roles by secreting cytokines and chemokines. Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β and in...

    Authors: Yongjun Jiang, Mei Yang, Xiaojuan Sun, Xi Chen, Meichen Ma, Xiaowan Yin, Shi Qian, Zining Zhang, Yajing Fu, Jing Liu, Xiaoxu Han, Junjie Xu and Hong Shang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:80

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends viral load (VL) measurement as the preferred monitoring strategy for HIV-infected individuals on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in resource-limited settings. The ne...

    Authors: Alain Amstutz, Bienvenu Lengo Nsakala, Fiona Vanobberghen, Josephine Muhairwe, Tracy Renée Glass, Beatrice Achieng, Mamorena Sepeka, Katleho Tlali, Lebohang Sao, Kyaw Thin, Thomas Klimkait, Manuel Battegay and Niklaus Daniel Labhardt

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:76

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have shown that the increased coverage of antiretroviral therapy (ART) could reduce the community viral load (CVL) and reduce the occurrence of new HIV infections. However, the impact on the r...

    Authors: Lin He, Jiezhe Yang, Qiaoqin Ma, Jiafeng Zhang, Yun Xu, Yan Xia, Wanjun Chen, Hui Wang, Jinlei Zheng, Jun Jiang, Yan Luo, Ke Xu, Xingliang Zhang, Shichang Xia and Xiaohong Pan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:62

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Early presentation for HIV care is vital as an initial tread in the UNAIDS 90–90–90 targets. However, late presentation for HIV care (LP) challenges achieving the targets. This study assessed the prevalence, t...

    Authors: Hailay Abrha Gesesew, Paul Ward, Kifle Woldemichael and Lillian Mwanri

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:59

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  18. Content type: Research article

    With over 1 million HIV-related deaths annually, quality end-of-life care remains a priority. Given strong public preference for home death, place of death is an important consideration for quality care. This ...

    Authors: Richard Harding, Stefano Marchetti, Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Donna M. Wilson, Miguel Ruiz-Ramos, Maria Cardenas-Turanzas, YongJoo Rhee, Lucas Morin, Katherine Hunt, Joan Teno, Cecilia Hakanson, Dirk Houttekier, Luc Deliens and Joachim Cohen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:55

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  19. Content type: Case report

    The majority of people living with HIV require antiretroviral therapy (ART) for controlling viral replication, however there are rare HIV controllers who spontaneously and durably control HIV in the absence of...

    Authors: Yumna Moosa, Ramla F. Tanko, Veron Ramsuran, Ravesh Singh, Mashudu Madzivhandila, Nonhlanhla Yende-Zuma, Melissa-Rose Abrahams, Philippe Selhorst, Kamini Gounder, Penny L. Moore, Carolyn Williamson, Salim S. Abdool Karim, Nigel J. Garrett and Wendy A. Burgers

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:54

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Anemia is common among people living with HIV infection and is frequently associated with poor quality of life and poor prognosis. It has been well described in antiretroviral naïve individuals and those on no...

    Authors: McNeil Ngongondo, Nora E. Rosenberg, Christopher C. Stanley, Robertino Lim, Dennis Ongubo, Richard Broadhurst, Colin Speight, Robert Flick, Petros Tembo and Mina C. Hosseinpour

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:39

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