Vol 13 (2010)

Table of Contents


New diagnostics for tuberculosis: fulfilling patient needs first
Jean-François Lemaire, Martina Casenghi
Published: 2010/10/25     Views: 351
The history of AIDS exceptionalism
Julia H Smith, Alan Whiteside
Published: 2010/12/03     Views: 769


An HIV epidemic is ready to emerge in the Philippines
Anna C Farr, David P Wilson
Published: 2010/04/22     Views: 861
Concurrent sexual partnerships do not explain the HIV epidemics in Africa: a systematic review of the evidence
Larry Sawers, Eileen Stillwaggon
Published: 2010/09/13     Views: 521


HIV-related restrictions on entry, residence and stay in the WHO European Region: a survey
Jeffrey V Lazarus, Nadja Curth, Matthew Weait, Srdan Matic
Published: 2010/01/15     Views: 544
Impact of HIV-1 viral subtype on disease progression and response to antiretroviral therapy
Philippa J Easterbrook, Mel Smith, Jane Mullen, Siobhan O'Shea, Ian Chrystie, Annemiek de Ruiter, Iain D Tatt, Anna Maria Geretti, Mark Zuckerman
Published: 2010/02/03     Views: 369
Sexual vulnerability and HIV seroprevalence among the deaf and hearing impaired in Cameroon
Adonis Touko, Célestin P Mboua, Peter M Tohmuntain, Anne B Perrot
Published: 2010/02/04     Views: 402
Are Nepali students at risk of HIV? A cross-sectional study of condom use at first sexual intercourse among college students in Kathmandu
Ramesh Adhikari
Published: 2010/03/02     Views: 660
Barriers to initiation of antiretroviral treatment in rural and urban areas of Zambia: a cross-sectional study of cost, stigma, and perceptions about ART
Matthew P Fox, Arthur Mazimba, Phil Seidenberg, Denise Crooks, Bornwell Sikateyo, Sydney Rosen
Published: 2010/03/06     Views: 332
Challenges faced by health workers in providing counselling services to HIV-positive children in Uganda: a descriptive study
Joseph Rujumba, Cissy L Mbasaalaki-Mwaka, Grace Ndeezi
Published: 2010/03/07     Views: 919
Couples' voluntary counselling and testing and nevirapine use in antenatal clinics in two African capitals: a prospective cohort study
Martha Conkling, Erin L Shutes, Etienne Karita, Elwyn Chomba, Amanda Tichacek, Moses Sinkala, Bellington Vwalika, Melissa Iwanowski, Susan A Allen
Published: 2010/03/15     Views: 371
High survival and treatment success sustained after two and three years of first-line ART for children in Cambodia
Petros Isaakidis, Marie-Eve Raguenaud, Vantha Te, Chhraing S Tray, Kazumi Akao, Varun Kumar, Sopheak Ngin, Eric Nerrienet, Rony Zachariah
Published: 2010/03/21     Views: 366
Elevated osteoprotegerin is associated with abnormal ankle brachial indices in patients infected with HIV: a cross-sectional study
James J Jang, Aron I Schwarcz, Daniel A Amaez, Mark Woodward, Jeffrey W Olin, Marla J Keller, Alison D Schecter
Published: 2010/03/22     Views: 538
Sex frequency and sex planning among men who have sex with men in Bangkok, Thailand: implications for pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis against HIV infection
Frits van Griensven, Warunee Thienkrua, Wichuda Sukwicha, Wipas Wimonsate, Supaporn Chaikummao, Anchalee Varangrat, Philip A Mock
Published: 2010/04/14     Views: 302
Estimating the cost of care giving on caregivers for people living with HIV and AIDS in Botswana: a cross-sectional study
Njoku O Ama, Esther S Seloilwe
Published: 2010/04/20     Views: 290
Neurocognitive impairment among HIV-positive individuals in Botswana: a pilot study
Kathy Lawler, Mosepele Mosepele, Sarah Ratcliffe, Esther Seloilwe, Katherine Steele, Rudo Nthobatsang, Andrew Steenhoff
Published: 2010/04/20     Views: 772
Kidney function of HIV-infected children in Lagos, Nigeria: using Filler's serum cystatin C-based formula
Christopher I Esezobor, Edna Iroha, Olajumoke Oladipo, Elizabeth Onifade, Oyetunji O Soriyan, Adebola O Akinsulie, Edamisan O Temiye, Chinyere Ezeaka
Published: 2010/05/18     Views: 320
Effect of multiple micronutrient supplementation on survival of HIV-infected children in Uganda: a randomized, controlled trial
Grace Ndeezi, Thorkild Tylleskär, Christopher M Ndugwa, James K Tumwine
Published: 2010/06/03     Views: 294
The experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS and of their direct informal caregivers in a resource-poor setting
Basanti Majumdar, Nomathemba Mazaleni
Published: 2010/06/11     Views: 310
Is there an association between PEPFAR funding and improvement in national health indicators in Africa? A retrospective study
Herbert C Duber, Thomas J Coates, Greg Szekeras, Amy H Kaji, Roger J Lewis
Published: 2010/06/12     Views: 326
Perceptions of rewards among volunteer caregivers of people living with AIDS working in faith-based organizations in South Africa: a qualitative study
Olagoke Akintola
Published: 2010/06/14     Views: 289
Low cholesterol? Don't brag yet ... hypocholesterolemia blunts HAART effectiveness: a longitudinal study
María Jose Míguez, John E Lewis, Vaughn E Bryant, Rhonda Rosenberg, Ximena Burbano, Joel Fishman, Deshratn Asthana, Rui Duan, Nair Madhavan, Robert M Malow
Published: 2010/07/13     Views: 446
Linking sexual and reproductive health and HIV interventions: a systematic review
Caitlin E Kennedy, Alicen B Spaulding, Deborah Bain Brickley, Lucy Almers, Joy Mirjahangir, Laura Packel, Gail E Kennedy, Michael Mbizvo, Lynn Collins, Kevin Osborne
Published: 2010/07/19     Views: 571
Experiences of stigma in healthcare settings among adults living with HIV in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Fatemeh Rahmati-Najarkolaei, Shamsaddin Niknami, Farkhondeh Aminshokravi, Mohsen Bazargan, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Ebrahim Hadjizadeh, Sedigheh S Tavafian
Published: 2010/07/22     Views: 362
High rate of loss to clinical follow up among African HIV-infected patients attending a London clinic: a retrospective analysis of a clinical cohort
Sarah M Gerver, Tim R Chadborn, Fowzia Ibrahim, Bela Vatsa, Valerie C Delpech, Philippa J Easterbrook
Published: 2010/08/04     Views: 372
An acceptability and safety study of the Duet® cervical barrier and gel delivery system in Zimbabwe
Elizabeth T Montgomery, Cynthia Woodsong, Petina Musara, Helen Cheng, Tsungai Chipato, Thomas R Moench, Freya Spielberg, Ariane van der Straten
Published: 2010/08/05     Views: 820
A process evaluation of the scale up of a youth-friendly health services initiative in northern Tanzania
Jenny Renju, Bahati Andrew, Kija Nyalali, Coleman Kishamawe, Charles Kato, John Changalucha, Angela Obasi
Published: 2010/08/23     Views: 675
Association between HIV replication and serum leptin levels: an observational study of a cohort of HIV-1-infected South African women
Livio Azzoni, Nigel J Crowther, Cynthia Firnhaber, Andrea S Foulkes, Xiangfan Yin, Deborah Glencross, Robert Gross, Mitch D Kaplan, Emmanouil Papasavvas, Doreen Schulze, Wendy Stevens, Tessa van der Merwe, Rita Waisberg, Ian Sanne, Luis J Montaner
Published: 2010/09/07     Views: 355
Mothers' knowledge and utilization of prevention of mother to child transmission services in northern Tanzania
Eli Fjeld Falnes, Thorkild Tylleskär, Marina Manuela de Paoli, Rachel Manongi, Ingunn MS Engebretsen
Published: 2010/09/14     Views: 320
Barriers to accessing highly active antiretroviral therapy by HIV-positive women attending an antenatal clinic in a regional hospital in western Uganda
Putu Duff, Walter Kipp, T Cameron Wild, Tom Rubaale, Joa Okech-Ojony
Published: 2010/09/23     Views: 362
Factors associated with access to HIV care and treatment in a prevention of mother to child transmission programme in urban Zimbabwe
Auxilia Muchedzi, Winfreda Chandisarewa, Jo Keatinge, Lynda Stranix-Chibanda, Godfrey Woelk, Elizabeth Mbizvo, Avinash K Shetty
Published: 2010/10/06     Views: 274
Change in condom and other barrier method use during and after an HIV prevention trial in Zimbabwe
Ariane van der Straten, Helen Cheng, Alexandra M Minnis
Published: 2010/10/19     Views: 365
Targeting the hotspots: investigating spatial and demographic variations in HIV infection in small communities in South Africa
Handan Wand, Gita Ramjee
Published: 2010/10/27     Views: 235
Baseline severe anaemia should not preclude use of zidovudine in antiretroviral-eligible patients in resource-limited settings
Agnes N Kiragga, Barbara Castelnuovo, Damalie Nakanjako, Yukari C Manabe
Published: 2010/11/03     Views: 427
Cost analysis of centralized viral load testing for antiretroviral therapy monitoring in Nicaragua, a low-HIV prevalence, low-resource setting
Jay Gerlach, Magda Sequeira, Vivian Alvarado, Christian Cerpas, Angel Balmaseda, Alcides Gonzalez, Tala de los Santos, Carol E Levin, Juan Jose Amador, Gonzalo J Domingo
Published: 2010/11/05     Views: 426
Associations between depressive symptoms, sexual behaviour and relationship characteristics: a prospective cohort study of young women and men in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
Mzikazi Nduna, Rachel K Jewkes, Kristin L Dunkle, Nwabisa P Jama Shai, Ian Colman
Published: 2010/11/15     Views: 357
Sexual behaviour does not reflect HIV-1 prevalence differences: a comparison study of Zimbabwe and Tanzania
Munyaradzi P Mapingure, Sia Msuya, Nyaradzai E Kurewa, Marshal W Munjoma, Noel Sam, Mike Z Chirenje, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Letten F Saugstad, Sake J de Vlas, Babill Stray-Pedersen
Published: 2010/11/16     Views: 381
Increased vulnerability of rural children on antiretroviral therapy attending public health facilities in South Africa: a retrospective cohort study
Geoffrey Fatti, Peter Bock, Ashraf Grimwood, Brian Eley
Published: 2010/11/25     Views: 286
The importance of clinic attendance in the first six months on antiretroviral treatment: a retrospective analysis at a large public sector HIV clinic in South Africa
Alana T Brennan, Mhairi Maskew, Ian Sanne, Matthew P Fox
Published: 2010/12/07     Views: 299
Experiences of women who have lost young children to AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a qualitative study
Craig Demmer
Published: 2010/12/09     Views: 275
Cancers in the TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database (TAHOD): a retrospective analysis of risk factors
Kathy Petoumenos, Eugenie Hui, Nagalingeswaran Kumarasamy, Stephen J Kerr, Jun Yong Choi, Yi-Ming A Chen, Tuti Merati, Fujie Zhang, Poh-Lian Lim, Somnuek Sungkanuparph, Sanjay Pujari, Sasheela Ponnampalavanar, Rosanna Ditangco, Christopher KC Lee, Andrew Grulich, Matthew G Law, TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database
Published: 2010/12/10     Views: 408
Attitudes to routine HIV counselling and testing, and knowledge about prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional survey among antenatal attendees
Robert Byamugisha, James K Tumwine, Grace Ndeezi, Charles AS Karamagi, Thorkild Tylleskär
Published: 2010/12/13     Views: 353

Short report

AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma is linked to advanced disease and high mortality in a primary care HIV programme in South Africa
Kathryn M Chu, Gcina Mahlangeni, Sarah Swannet, Nathan P Ford, Andrew Boulle, Gilles Van Cutsem
Published: 2010/07/08     Views: 578
Immunological response to highly active antiretroviral therapy following treatment for prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV-1: a study in Côte d'Ivoire
Didier K Ekouevi, Patrick A Coffie, Marie-Laure Chaix, Besigin Tonwe-Gold, Clarisse Amani-Bosse, Valériane Leroy, Elaine J Abrams, François Dabis
Published: 2010/08/02     Views: 266
Discontinuation of standard first-line antiretroviral therapy in a cohort of 1434 Malawian children
W Chris Buck, Mark M Kabue, Peter N Kazembe, Mark W Kline
Published: 2010/08/06     Views: 267
A lifeline to treatment: the role of Indian generic manufacturers in supplying antiretroviral medicines to developing countries
Brenda Waning, Ellen Diedrichsen, Suerie Moon
Published: 2010/09/14     Views: 818
Experiencing antiretroviral adherence: helping healthcare staff better understand adherence to paediatric antiretrovirals
Benjamin R Phelps, Sarah J Hathcock, Jennifer Werdenberg, Gordon E Schutze
Published: 2010/12/06     Views: 300


Highly active antiretroviral treatment for the prevention of HIV transmission
Reuben Granich, Siobhan Crowley, Marco Vitoria, Ying-Ru Lo, Yves Souteyrand, Christopher Dye, Charlie Gilks, Teguest Guerma, Kevin M De Cock, Brian Williams
Published: 2011/01/12     Views: 346
Gender and sexuality: emerging perspectives from the heterosexual epidemic in South Africa and implications for HIV risk and prevention
Rachel Jewkes, Robert Morrell
Published: 2010/02/09     Views: 433

Case Studies

Integration of HIV/AIDS services into African primary health care: lessons learned for health system strengthening in Mozambique - a case study
James Pfeiffer, Pablo Montoya, Alberto J Baptista, Marina Karagianis, Marilia de Morais Pugas, Mark Micek, Wendy Johnson, Kenneth Sherr, Sarah Gimbel, Shelagh Baird, Barrot Lambdin, Stephen Gloyd
Published: 2010/01/20     Views: 307
From project aid to sustainable HIV services: a case study from Zambia
Kwasi Torpey, Lona Mwenda, Catherine Thompson, Edgar Wamuwi, Wim van Damme
Published: 2010/06/07     Views: 440

Meeting Reports

Planning for pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission: challenges and opportunities
Susan C Kim, Stephen Becker, Carl Dieffenbach, Blair S Hanewall, Catherine Hankins, Ying-Ru Lo, John W Mellors, Kevin O'Reilly, Lynn Paxton, Jason S Roffenbender, Mitchell Warren, Peter Piot, Mark R Dybul
Published: 2011/07/12     Views: 397

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