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HIV / AIDS and opportunistic diseases and co-infections

People with advanced HIV are particularly vulnerable to opportunistic malignancies and opportunistic infections as well as co-infections either bacterial, fungal, protozoal, helminthic or viral. This topical series compiles relevant research on all aspects of HIV and the opportunistic infections and co-infections associated with HIV and AIDS.

Prof Subhash Parija

  1. Content type: Short Report

    Humans are the only host of polioviruses, thus the prospects of global polio eradication look reasonable. However, individuals with immunodeficiencies were shown to excrete vaccine derived poliovirus for long ...

    Authors: Alexandre Manirakiza, Emmanuella Picard, Richard Ngbale, Didier Menard and Ionela Gouandjika-Vasilache

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:136

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    Cryptosporidiosis and strongyloidiasis have been reported to be associated with HIV/AIDS. The present study was designed to determine the prevalence of Cryptosporidium and Strongyloides stercoralis infections amo...

    Authors: Amde Getaneh, Girmay Medhin and Techalew Shimelis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:90

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  3. Content type: Short Report

    Toxoplasmosis in immuno-compromised hosts manifests primarily as a life threatening condition, toxoplasmic encephalitis. However, there is scarce information about the magnitude of Toxoplasma gondii infection amo...

    Authors: Techalew Shimelis, Mekashaw Tebeje, Endale Tadesse, Belete Tegbaru and Ashenafi Terefe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:213

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    In view of the role of TLR2 activation in host defense against mycobacteria, the present study was conducted to examine whether TLR2 polymorphisms could account for the increased prevalence of tuberculosis in ...

    Authors: Debasis Biswas, Shailendra K Gupta, Girish Sindhwani and Abhishek Patras

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:162

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  5. Content type: Short Report

    Individuals who are aware of the risk of infection and perceive themselves to be at risk of infection are more likely to take action to prevent HIV infection. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge ...

    Authors: Seter Siziya, Adamson S Muula and Emmanuel Rudatsikira

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:123

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  6. Content type: Short Report

    To explore adolescent HIV risk perception, HIV vaccine knowledge, willingness to participate in future HIV vaccine clinical trials, and the factors that influence willingness to participate among high school s...

    Authors: Guy de Bruyn, Nokuthula Skhosana, Gavin Robertson, James A McIntyre and Glenda E Gray

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:76

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  7. Content type: Short Report

    The United Republic of Tanzania is one of the 22 high M. tuberculosis burden countries. Data collected between 2002 and 2007 indicate that the global prevalence of drug-resistant M. tuberculosis including MDR var...

    Authors: Willy Urassa, Ferdinand Mugusi, Eduardo Villamor, Gernard Msamanga, Candida Moshiro, Ronald Bosch, Elmar Saathoff and Wafaie Fawzi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:58

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  8. Content type: Short Report

    Patients with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection are at increased risk of developing hepatic steatosis. The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence of steatosis in a cohort with HIV-HCV coinf...

    Authors: Sumita Verma, Robert D Goldin and Janice Main

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:46

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  9. Content type: Short Report

    Chronic diarrhoea is one of the most debilitating consequences of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa and it carries a high mortality rate. We report unexpectedly low concentrations of circulating aldosterone ...

    Authors: Trevor Kaile, Isaac Zulu, Ruth Lumayi, Neil Ashman and Paul Kelly

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:10

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