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BMC Infectious Diseases

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

    Improved treatment options of HIV have resulted in regular physical activities of many HIV-infected patients. However, data on effects of sports in HIV-patients are scarce.

    Authors: Stefan Schlabe, Martin Vogel, Christoph Boesecke, Carolynne Schwarze-Zander, Jürgen K. Rockstroh, Christian Körner, Klara Brixius and Jan-Christian Wasmuth

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:550

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    Evaluation of the HIV Testing Week (HTW) 2015 in Amsterdam: the number of (positive) tested persons, characteristics and testing history of the tested population, the differences in attendance per location and...

    Authors: M. Bartelsman, I. K. Joore, J. E. van Bergen, A. A. Hogewoning, F. R. Zuure and M. G. van Veen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:529

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), syphilis, Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) are sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and share modes of transmission. These infections are generally more...

    Authors: Mwumvaneza Mutagoma, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye, Dieudonné Sebuhoro, David J. Riedel and Joseph Ntaganira

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:525

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Combined prevention interventions, including early antiretroviral therapy initiation, may substantially reduce HIV incidence in hyperendemic settings. Our aim was to assess the potential short-term impact of c...

    Authors: Stéphanie Blaizot, Helena Huerga, Benjamin Riche, Tom Ellman, Amir Shroufi, Jean-François Etard and René Ecochard

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:522

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The impact of HIV on TB, and the implications for TB control, has been acknowledged as a public health challenge. It is imperative therefore to assess the burden of HIV on TB patients as an indicator for monit...

    Authors: Eric Osei, Joyce Der, Richard Owusu, Philip Kofie and Wisdom Kudzo Axame

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:504

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is key component of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV, but existing tools to monitor drug adherence are often inaccurate. Detection of...

    Authors: Tim R. Cressey, Oraphan Siriprakaisil, Virat Klinbuayaem, Justice Quame-Amaglo, Rachel W. Kubiak, Pra-ornsuda Sukrakanchana, Kanchana Than-in-at, Jared Baeten, Wasna Sirirungsi, Ratchada Cressey and Paul K. Drain

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:496

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Observed adverse effects of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on the lipid profile could be of significance in pregnancy. This systematic review aims to summarize studies that investigated the association between H...

    Authors: Marissa J. Harmsen, Joyce L. Browne, Francois Venter, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch and Marcus J. Rijken

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:489

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The HIV surveillance system in Germany is based on mandatory, anonymous notification of newly diagnosed HIV cases by laboratories. Because the time between HIV infection and the diagnosis of HIV varies widely ...

    Authors: Alexandra Hofmann, Andrea Hauser, Ruth Zimmermann, Claudia Santos-Hövener, Jörg Bätzing-Feigenbaum, Stephan Wildner, Claudia Kücherer, Norbert Bannert, Osamah Hamouda, Viviane Bremer and Barbara Bartmeyer

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:484

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Rilpivirine is safe and effective in HIV-naïve patients with low baseline HIV-RNA or in switch strategy. It offers the advantages of few drug-drug interactions and a favourable toxicity profile. We aimed to de...

    Authors: Delphine Sculier, Angèle Gayet-Ageron, Manuel Battegay, Matthias Cavassini, Jan Fehr, Cedric Hirzel, Patrick Schmid, Enos Bernasconi and Alexandra Calmy

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:476

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In 2014, there were 170,000 new HIV-infected children globally. The rate of HIV transmission from mother to child in Ethiopia was 18%. Though there are a number of HIV-related studies conducted in Ethiopia, th...

    Authors: Nurilign Abebe Moges, Getachew Mullu Kassa and Dube Jara Boneya

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:475

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In Brazil, due to the rapid increase in programmes for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), routine programme data are widely available. The objective of this study was to assess the utility...

    Authors: Gerson Fernando Mendes Pereira, Meritxell Sabidó, Alessandro Caruso and Adele Schwartz Benzaken

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:469

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In West Africa where HIV-1 and HIV-2 co-circulate, the co-infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis Delta virus (HDV) is not well described. This study aimed at estimating the prevalence of HBV and ...

    Authors: Patrick A. Coffie, Boris K. Tchounga, Guillaume Bado, Mathieu Kabran, Daouda K. Minta, Gilles Wandeler, Geoffrey S. Gottlieb, François Dabis, Serge P. Eholie and Didier K. Ekouevi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:466

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Malawi’s national antiretroviral therapy program provides atazanavir/ritonavir–based second line regimens which cause concentration-dependent rise in indirect bilirubin. We sought to determine if elevated bili...

    Authors: Dennis Miyoge Ongubo, Robertino Lim, Hannock Tweya, Christopher Chikhosi Stanley, Petros Tembo, Richard Broadhurst, Salem Gugsa, McNeil Ngongondo, Colin Speight, Tom Heller, Sam Phiri and Mina C. Hosseinipour

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:461

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Though home-based human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) counseling and testing (HBHCT) is implemented in many sub-Saharan African countries as part of their HIV programs, linkage to HIV care remains a challenge. ...

    Authors: Susan M. Kiene, Seth C. Kalichman, Katelyn M. Sileo, Nicolas A. Menzies, Rose Naigino, Chii-Dean Lin, Moses H. Bateganya, Haruna Lule and Rhoda K. Wanyenze

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:460

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  15. Content type: Research article

    HIV infection is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease beyond that explained by traditional risk factors. Altered gut microbiota, microbial translocation, and immune activation have been pro...

    Authors: Judith M. Haissman, Anna K. Haugaard, Sisse R. Ostrowski, Rolf K. Berge, Johannes R. Hov, Marius Trøseid and Susanne D. Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:445

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Viral suppression is a critical indicator of HIV treatment success. In the era of test-and-start, little is known about treatment outcomes and time to undetectable viral loads. This study compares treatment ou...

    Authors: Rogers Ssebunya, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Heather Lukolyo, Milton Mutto, Grace Kisitu, Pauline Amuge, Albert Maganda and Adeodata Kekitiinwa

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:439

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Scaling up HIV testing is the first step in the HIV treatment continuum which is important for controlling the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM). Following an online HIV testing intervention a...

    Authors: Ngai Sze Wong, Weiming Tang, Larry Han, John Best, Ye Zhang, Shujie Huang, Heping Zheng, Bin Yang, Chongyi Wei, Stephen W. Pan and Joseph D. Tucker

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:437

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The Xpert® MTB/RIF (XP) has a higher sensitivity than sputum smear microscopy (70% versus 35%) for TB diagnosis and has been endorsed by the WHO for TB high burden countries to increase case finding among HIV ...

    Authors: Sabine M. Hermans, Juliet A. Babirye, Olive Mbabazi, Francis Kakooza, Robert Colebunders, Barbara Castelnuovo, Christine Sekaggya-Wiltshire, Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi and Yukari C. Manabe

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:433

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Early treatment of acute HIV-1 infection (AHI) is beneficial for patients and could reduce onward transmission. However, guidelines on whom to test for AHI with HIV-1 RNA testing are lacking.

    Authors: Maartje Dijkstra, Godelieve J. de Bree, Ineke G. Stolte, Udi Davidovich, Eduard J. Sanders, Maria Prins and Maarten F. Schim van der Loeff

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:425

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:691

  20. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to assess the applicability of an algorithm predicting 10-year cardiovascular disease (CVD) generated in the setting of the Framingham Heart Study to a real-life, contemporary Italian ...

    Authors: Giuseppe Vittorio De Socio, Giacomo Pucci, Franco Baldelli and Giuseppe Schillaci

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:414

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