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Association of age-related macular degeneration with mortality in patients with AIDS; role of systemic inflammation.

Am J Ophthalmol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Medicine, the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Purpose: To evaluate the relationships among age-related macular degeneration (AMD), mortality, and biomarkers of systemic inflammation in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Design: Case control study.

Participants: Participants with intermediate-stage AMD at enrollment in the Longitudinal Study of the Ocular Complications of AIDS (LSOCA) and 2:1 controls matched for age and gender. Read More

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December 2018

Regression of human immunodeficiency virus-associated oral Kaposi sarcoma with combined antiretroviral therapy: A case report and literature review.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Oral Pathology, Department of Stomatology, University of Sao Paulo School of Dentistry, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Background: Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is the most prevalent malignant neoplasia in human immunodeficiency virus positive (HIV+) patients for which the primary mode of management was chemotherapy.

Methods: We have presented the case of a newly diagnosed HIV+ male patient who was diagnosed with a pedunculated nodule in the anterior region of the hard palate, measuring 3.5 cm in diameter and with 2 months of evolution. Read More

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December 2018
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Lessons from PrEP: A Qualitative Study Investigating How Clinical and Policy Experts Weigh Ethics and Evidence When Evaluating Preventive Medications for Use in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women.

AIDS Behav 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

The Ethox Centre and Wellcome Centre for Ethics & Humanities, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, England, UK.

This study explored how multinational HIV experts weigh clinical, evidential, and ethical considerations regarding pre-exposure prophylaxis in pregnant/breastfeeding women. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with experts in HIV policy, research, treatment, and implementation from three global regions. A constant comparative approach identified major themes. Read More

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December 2018
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miR-122 removal in the liver activates imprinted microRNAs and enables more effective microRNA-mediated gene repression.

Nat Commun 2018 Dec 14;9(1):5321. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, Stanford, 94305, CA, USA.

miR-122 is a highly expressed liver microRNA that is activated perinatally and aids in regulating cholesterol metabolism and promoting terminal differentiation of hepatocytes. Disrupting expression of miR-122 can re-activate embryo-expressed adult-silenced genes, ultimately leading to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Here we interrogate the liver transcriptome at various time points after genomic excision of miR-122 to determine the cellular consequences leading to oncogenesis. Read More

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December 2018

Zip6 Transporter Is an Essential Component of the Lymphocyte Activation Machinery.

J Immunol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Laboratory of Molecular Physiology, Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, Pompeu Fabra University, 08003 Barcelona, Spain;

Zinc deficiency causes immune dysfunction. In T lymphocytes, hypozincemia promotes thymus atrophy, polarization imbalance, and altered cytokine production. Zinc supplementation is commonly used to boost immune function to prevent infectious diseases in at-risk populations. Read More

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December 2018

Vaccine-Induced Protection from Homologous Tier 2 SHIV Challenge in Nonhuman Primates Depends on Serum-Neutralizing Antibody Titers.

Immunity 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Immunology and Microbiology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA; Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology and Immunogen Discovery (CHAVI-ID), The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA; IAVI Neutralizing Antibody Center and the Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery (CAVD), The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA; Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. Electronic address:

Passive administration of HIV neutralizing antibodies (nAbs) can protect macaques from hard-to-neutralize (tier 2) chimeric simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) challenge. However, conditions for nAb-mediated protection after vaccination have not been established. Here, we selected groups of 6 rhesus macaques with either high or low serum nAb titers from a total of 78 animals immunized with recombinant native-like (SOSIP) Env trimers. Read More

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November 2018

Off-hours use of a smartphone intervention to extend support for individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders recently discharged from a psychiatric hospital.

Schizophr Res 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, 500 Hofstra Blvd, Hempstead, NY 11549, USA; Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, 350 Community Dr, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA.; Department of Psychiatry, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, 500 Hofstra Blvd, Hempstead, NY 11549, USA.. Electronic address:

Introduction: Technology-delivered healthcare interventions may enhance dissemination of evidence-based treatments in low-resource areas. These interventions may be accessed 'on-demand,' including after hours. Patients with schizophrenia do engage with technological aids but when/how they would utilize these tools is not known. Read More

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December 2018

Toward an enhanced understanding of psychological resilience for HIV youth populations.

AIDS Care 2018 Dec 14:1-4. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

a SC SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health , University of South Carolina , Columbia , USA.

Though mother-to-child HIV transmission has been dramatically reduced in the past decade, there are currently an estimated 1.8 million children living with HIV across the globe, and over 30% of all new HIV infections occur among youth ages 15-25. While all youth experience developmental challenges, children and adolescents who are living with HIV must navigate these challenges within the context of high HIV stigma and must cope with a host of psychosocial and health-related challenges. Read More

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December 2018

A Lateral Neck Myeloid Sarcoma Presenting as Acute Otitis Externa.

Arch Iran Med 2018 Nov 1;21(11):544-546. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Iranian Research Center for HIV/AIDS (IRCHA), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Myeloid sarcoma (MS) is a solid extra-medullary tumor of immature myeloid cells which could occur before, during or after remission of acute leukemia at any site on the body. Owing to variation in differential diagnosis, pathologic evaluation and immunohistochemical staining are essential for definitive diagnosis. Rarely, MS has been shown as an isolated extramedullary relapse (iEMR) after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT), which often does not necessarily result in bone marrow involvement. Read More

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November 2018

HIV infection/AIDS.

Authors:
Kunihisa Tsukada

Nihon Rinsho 2016 Dec;74(12):1992-1997

In 2015, 36.7 million people globally were estimated to be living with HIV. As well as reduc- ing the morbidity and mortality of HIV-infected persons associated with HIV infection, effec- tive antiretroviral therapy has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of HIV transmission to sexual partners from HIV-infected person dramatically. Read More

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December 2016

Overview of emerging and re-emerging infections -the historical transition of infectious diseases-.

Authors:
Kazuo Suzuki

Nihon Rinsho 2016 Dec;74(12):1939-1947

It is presumed that various changes of rapid increase of the human and material traffic with worldwide scale, environment, or a social situation have caused the infection showing emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. These infectious diseases as the emerging infectious diseases which were not seen until now and the re-emerging infectious diseases which have observed again have been increased. Emerging and re-emerging infections hap- pened by various factors, such as environmental destruction by the increase in a traveler or export and import, and a deforestation. Read More

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December 2016

2018 Infectious Diseases Society of America Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy.

Clin Infect Dis 2019 Jan;68(1):1-4

Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and Center for Evidence-based Practice, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia.

A panel of experts was convened by the Infectious Diseases Society of America to update the 2004 clinical practice guideline on outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) [1]. This guideline is intended to provide insight for healthcare professionals who prescribe and oversee the provision of OPAT. It considers various patient features, infusion catheter issues, monitoring questions, and antimicrobial stewardship concerns. Read More

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January 2019
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Promoting access equity and improving health care for women, children and people living with HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso through mHealth.

J Public Health (Oxf) 2018 Dec;40(suppl_2):ii42-ii51

Université de Montréal, CHU Sainte-Justine, Canada.

Background: In Burkina Faso, access to health services for women, children and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) remains limited. Mobile telephony offers an alternative solution for reaching these individuals. The objective of the study was to improve equity of access to health care and information among women and PLWHAs by reinforcing community participation. Read More

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December 2018

Supportive interventions to improve retention on ART in people with HIV in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review.

PLoS One 2018 14;13(12):e0208814. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Institute for Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America.

Objectives: To determine whether supportive interventions can increase retention in care for patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).

Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

Methods: We used Cochrane Collaboration methods. Read More

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December 2018
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Full-genome analysis of hepatitis C virus in Japanese and non-Japanese patients coinfected with HIV-1 in Tokyo.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

AIDS Clinical Center and.

Background: Acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is increasing among HIV-1-infected individuals in Tokyo. Appropriate clinical management is needed.

Setting: To delineate the epidemiological status of HCV transmission, we analyzed stocked plasma samples of HCV/HIV-1-coinfected patients seen at the largest referral center for HIV care in Tokyo. Read More

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December 2018

Effect of Macrolide Prophylactic Therapy on AIDS-Defining Conditions and HIV-Associated Mortality.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa City, Philippines.

Background: Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) prophylaxis is recommended for patients with advanced HIV infection. With the decrease in incidence of disseminated MAC infection and the availability of antiretroviral therapy (ART), the benefits of macrolide prophylaxis were investigated. This study examined the impact of macrolide prophylaxis on AIDS-defining conditions and HIV-associated mortality in a cohort of HIV-infected patients on ART. Read More

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December 2018

[External auditory canal HIV-associated Kaposi sarcoma: a case report].

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Dec;32(24):1910-1911

External auditory canal HIV-associated Kaposi sarcoma is rare. A 47-year-old male patient found a lump locked in the right external auditory canal gradually enlarging during the 4 months. Preoperative examination suggested that the patient had infected with HIV. Read More

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December 2018

[The experience in the application of nikavir in the schemes of perinatal chemoprophylactics of HIV infection: evaluation of the immunological and virusological effectiveness.]

Vopr Virusol 2018 ;63(5):212-217

Academician Ye. A. Wagner State Medical University, Perm, 614000, Russian Federation.

Objectives: The goal of this work was to study the immunological and virological efficacy of the domestic antiretroviral drug nicavir (at the optimal dose, as proven by previous clinical studies) with lamivudine, in comparison with other drugs of the group of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors in combination with kaletra in perinatal HIV chemoprophylaxis regimens.

Methods: 658 pregnant women aged 16-39 years and children born to them were examined. The first group (281 people) and the third group (66 people) received the nicavir (manufactured by AZT PHARMA KB LLC) with lamivudine in combination with calyx; the second (281 people) and the fourth (30 people) of the comparison group, stag and zidovudine, respectively, with lamivudine in combination with calyx. Read More

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January 2018

[The clinical laboratory characteristic of primary acute cytomegalovirus infection in non-immunocompromised adult patients].

Klin Lab Diagn 2018 ;63(1):51-54

The state budget institution of health care "The clinical center of prevention and struggle with AIDS" of the Minzdrav of the Krasnodar kraii, 350015, Krasnodar, Russia.

The purpose of study is the clinical laboratory characteristic of acquired acute cytomegalovirus infection in nonimmunocompromised adult patients. The sampling included 75 patients with acquired acute cytomegalovirus infection admitted to the specialized clinical infection hospital of the Minzdrav of the Krasnodar kraii. The verifcation of diagnosis was implemented using serological tests and polymerase chain reaction. Read More

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January 2018
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High prevalence of binge drinking among people living with HIV in four African countries.

J Int AIDS Soc 2018 Dec;21(12):e25202

Service de maladies infectieuses et tropicales, CRCF, CHU de Fann, Dakar, Sénégal.

Introduction: Excessive alcohol consumption leads to unfavourable outcomes in people living with HIV (PLHIV), including reduced adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and engagement into care. However, there is limited information on alcohol consumption patterns among PLHIV in sub-Saharan Africa.

Methods: Using a cross-sectional approach, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C) was administered to PLHIV attending HIV clinics in Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Senegal and Zambia (2013 to 2015). Read More

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December 2018
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OMIP-0XX - 28-color flow cytometry panel to characterize B cells and myeloid cells.

Cytometry A 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

ImmunoTechnology Section, Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland.

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December 2018

Persons living with HIV with advanced HIV disease: need for novel care models.

J Int AIDS Soc 2018 Dec;21(12):e25210

ICAP-Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

Introduction: Despite increasing focus on test and treat strategies for people living with HIV (PLHIV), many continue to enrol late in care and initiate antiretroviral therapy (ART) when they have advanced HIV disease.

Methods: We analyzed PLHIV ≥15 years of age starting ART in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania from 2005 to 2015 based on CD4+ groups at ART initiation (≥200, 100 to 199, 50 to 99 and <50 cells/mm ) to examine attrition (loss to follow-up (LTF) and death) using Kaplan-Meier estimators and Cox proportional hazards models. LTF was defined as no clinic visit >6 months; deaths were ascertained from medical records. Read More

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December 2018

Assessing the adoption of lopinavir/ritonavir oral pellets for HIV-positive children in Zimbabwe.

J Int AIDS Soc 2018 Dec;21(12):e25214

AIDS and TB Unit, The Ministry of Health and Child Care, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Introduction: Heat-stable lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) oral pellets were developed to overcome challenges with administration and storage experienced with previously available tablet and syrup forms of LPV/r prescribed to paediatric HIV patients. We report on the adoption of LPV/r pellets for infants living with HIV in the public sector antiretroviral therapy (ART) programme in Zimbabwe.

Methods: Infants aged three months to three years who had been prescribed a LPV/r-based regimen (including ART-naïve patients) in fourteen facilities across the country were eligible to receive the pellets. Read More

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December 2018

Circulating miRNA-375 as a potential novel biomarker for active Kaposi's sarcoma in AIDS patients.

J Cell Mol Med 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Immunology and Molecular Oncology, Veneto Institute of Oncology IOV - IRCCS, Padova, Italy.

The aim of this study was to identify circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) that could be used as biomarkers in patients at risk for or affected by AIDS-Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). Screening of 377 miRNAs was performed using low-density arrays in pooled plasma samples of 10 HIV/human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8)-infected asymptomatic and 10 AIDS-KS patients before and after successful combined antiretroviral therapy (cART). MiR-375 was identified as a potential marker of active KS, being the most down-regulated in AIDS-KS patients after cART and the most up-regulated in naïve AIDS-KS patients compared to naïve asymptomatic subjects. Read More

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December 2018
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Whole Mouse Brain Reconstruction and Registration to a Reference Atlas with Standard Histochemical Processing of Coronal Sections.

J Comp Neurol 2018 Dec 14:e24602. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Section on Neuroanatomy, NIMH, Bethesda, MD.

Advances in molecular neuroanatomical tools have expanded the ability to map in detail connections of specific neuron subtypes in the context of behaviorally driven patterns of neuronal activity. Analysis of such data across the whole mouse brain, registered to a reference atlas, aids in understanding the functional organization of brain circuits related to behavior. A process is described to image mouse brain sections labeled with standard histochemical techniques, reconstruct those images into a whole brain image volume and register those images to the Allen Mouse Brain Common Coordinate Framework. Read More

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December 2018

New treatment method for mucopolysaccharidosis type VI by liver transplantation.

Pediatr Int 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Clinical Diagnosis, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo.

Background: Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) VI is a rare, autosomal recessive congenital metabolic disorder caused by deficient activity of the lysosomal metabolic enzyme, N-acetylgalactosamine 4-sulfatase. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) is current therapeutic treatment for MPS VI, while involves limited compliance to the therapy and high costs. This study aimed to develop a new method of treatment by conducting an orthotopic liver transplantation using an animal model of human MPS VI, and to evaluate and examine its effectiveness for treating MPS VI. Read More

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December 2018

Mortality and losses to follow-up among adolescents living with HIV in the IeDEA global cohort collaboration.

J Int AIDS Soc 2018 Dec;21(12):e25215

TREAT Asia/amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, Bangkok, Thailand.

Introduction: We assessed mortality and losses to follow-up (LTFU) during adolescence in routine care settings in the International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) consortium.

Methods: Cohorts in the Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Central, and South America, and sub-Saharan Africa (Central, East, Southern, West) contributed data, and included adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) enrolled from January 2003 and aged 10 to 19 years (period of adolescence) while under care up to database closure (June 2016). Follow-up started at age 10 years or the first clinic visit, whichever was later. Read More

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December 2018

Mycobacterium avium complex infection in patients with human immunodeficiency virus: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Cell Physiol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) is one of the leading causes of death among people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The current study was aimed to determine the frequency of MAC infection in patients infected with HIV.

Methods: Embase, PubMed, and Web of Science were searched for relevant studies. Read More

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December 2018

Hepatitis Delta Could Be More Frequent than Previously Thought.

AIDS Rev 2018 ;20(4):236

UNIR Health Sciences School and La Paz University Hospital Madrid, Spain.

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January 2018

Hepatitis E Virus, the Uninvited Intruder in Western Kitchens.

Authors:
Pablo Barreiro

AIDS Rev 2018 ;20(4):237-238

Hospital Carlos III- La Paz Madrid, Spain.

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January 2018

New Dual Combination of Dolutegravir-Rilpivirine for Switching to Maintenance Antiretroviral Therapy.

Authors:
Esteban Ribera

AIDS Rev 2018 ;20(4):179-186

Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Advances in antiretroviral therapy have led to dramatic improvements in survival of HIV-infected persons. However, HIV cure remains elusive and lifelong treatment is needed. Attempts for reducing long-term drug exposure, toxicities, and cost, while maintaining viral suppression, have led to explore whether maintenance strategies with less than triple therapy could be feasible using the newest more potent antiretrovirals. Read More

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January 2018

Rebound in Sexually Transmitted Infections Following the Success of Antiretrovirals for HIV/AIDS.

AIDS Rev 2018 ;20(4):187-204

Sexually Transmitted infections Unit, Centro Sanitario Sandoval. Madrid, Spain.

Nearly 1 million people become infected every day with any of the four major curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs), namely trichomoniasis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Despite huge global incidence, STIs remain as neglected diseases. The success of antiretrovirals for halting progression to AIDS in HIV-infected individuals and for stopping HIV transmission to uninfected contacts, either as pre- or post-exposure -prophylaxis, has to lead to increased risky sexual behaviors through risk compensation. Read More

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January 2018

Toward the Cure of HIV-1 Infection: Lessons Learned and Yet to be Learned as New Strategies are Developed.

AIDS Rev 2018 ;20(4):220-225

Department of Neuroscience, Center for Translational AIDS Research, Philadelphia, USA.

Here, we review the progress that has been made in achieving a cure of HIV-1 infection. To date, this has only occurred in one person after he received allogeneic stem cell transplants from a CCR5 ∆32 homozygous donor in addition to chemotherapy and radiation to treat his acute myelocytic leukemia. The general consensus is that achieving a sustained remission of infection in the absence of antiretroviral therapy will involve a combination of strategies that involve both the targeting of the latent proviral genome and the induction of more effective anti-HIV-1 immune responses. Read More

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January 2018

Should HIV Patients be concerned about Occult Hepatitis B?

AIDS Rev 2018 ;20(4):238-239

UNIR Health Sciences School and La Paz University Hospital Madrid, Spain.

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January 2018

Economic Impact of HIV in the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Era - Reflections Looking Forward.

AIDS Rev 2018 ;20(4):226-235

Research Institute for Evaluation and Public Policies (IRAPP); Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

The main data on HIV in high-income countries from the standpoint of health economics are updated and discussed. Specifically, issues surrounding the economic impact of HIV are addressed for health care and occupational perspectives. We review the main epidemiological data on the prevalence of disease and foreseeable changes in patterns within the coming years. Read More

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January 2018

Overcoming Obstacles in Lipid-lowering Therapy in Patients with HIV - A Systematic Review of Current Evidence.

AIDS Rev 2018 ;20(4):205-219

Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Cardiovascular risk management in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals is gaining increased attention due to the rising incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease in this population. Despite the availability of efficacious treatment strategies, implementation of guideline advocated preventive therapy, such as lipid-lowering therapy with statins, is hampered by perceived, expected, and real side effects as well as by expected interactions with combination antiretroviral therapy. These obstacles to optimal treatment have resulted in a large gap between the number of patients in whom lipid-lowering therapy is indicated and those actually taking lipid-lowering medication. Read More

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January 2018

Increased hepatitis C virus co-infection and injection drug use in HIV-infected fishermen in Myanmar.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Dec 14;18(1):657. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

MSF, Geneva, Switzerland.

Background: In Southeast Asia, though fishermen are known to be a key population at high risk of HIV, little is known about their co-infection rates with Hepatitis C virus (HCV), or how illness and risk behaviors vary by occupation or type of fishermen. In Myanmar, this lack of knowledge is particularly acute, despite the fact that much of the country's border is coastline.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis to assess clinical, demographic, and risk characteristics of HIV-infected, ≥15-year-old males under HIV care from 2004 to 2014. Read More

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December 2018

Pursuing Social Justice through Public Health: Gender and Sexual Diversity Activism in Malawi.

Crit Afr Stud 2017 15;9(1):71-90. Epub 2017 Feb 15.

The Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University, PMB #351665, 2301 Vanderbilt Pl., Nashville, TN 37235-1665 USA, Telephone: +1-615-322-0718.

African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) organizations face various strategic dilemmas in contexts characterized by political hostility to gender and sexual dissidents. In Malawi, one such context, we examine how an LGBTIQ social movement organization (SMO) in Malawi, the Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP), navigated one particular strategic dilemma-the dilemma of whether to adopt a less politicized public-health approach or a more nimble, grassroots-oriented, and social-justice approach to their advocacy work-and the consequences of the organization's strategic decisions. Scholars interpret these approaches as signifying differential political engagement among organizations, with the social-justice approach indicating political engagement and the public-health approach signaling political disengagement. Read More

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February 2017

Dangerous Politics and Sex Research: The Example of "Penis-gate 2011".

Authors:
Christian Grov

Sex Res Social Policy 2012 Jun 23;9(2):95-98. Epub 2012 Feb 23.

Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of CUNY. The Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST).

In summer 2011, a conservative lobby group released an inaccurate statement decrying the National Institutes for Health for allegedly funding four research studies the group deemed "bizarre." Two of these studies explicitly involved sexuality research. This paper responds to the allegations around one of the studies and describes the subsequent media firestorm generated as a result of the lobby group's report. Read More

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Granulomatous endocarditis in a patient with Wegener's granulomatosis.

J Cardiol Cases 2011 Oct 24;4(2):e98-e100. Epub 2011 Jun 24.

Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Echocardiographic examination of patients with granulomatous endocarditis in patients with Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) reveals vegetation-like lesions that may be misdiagnosed as infective endocarditis resulting in inappropriate therapy. Three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography aids differential diagnosis. Here, we report the case of a WG patient with associated mitral and aortic granulomatous endocarditis. Read More

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October 2011

Transition of Children with Perinatally Acquired HIV-Infection into Adulthood: Social Outcome and Quality of Life.

Indian J Pediatr 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Asha Kirana Hospital, Hebbal Industrial Housing Area, Ring Road, Hebbal, Mysore 570016, Karnataka, India.

Objectives: In India, access to free anti-retroviral therapy has improved the survival of perinatally human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected children resulting in the transition of many such children to adulthood. This study aims to understand the social-outcomes and quality of life (QOL) among these adults.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in two tertiary HIV care centers in south India. Read More

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December 2018

Effects of Migration on Risky Sexual Behavior and HIV Acquisition in South Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, 2000-2017.

AIDS Behav 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Africa Health Research Institute, K-RITH Tower Building, 719 Umbilo Road, Congella, Private Bag X7, Durban, South Africa.

While human mobility has been implicated in fueling the HIV epidemic in South Africa, the link between migration and HIV has not been systematically reviewed and quantified. We conducted a systematic review of the role of migration in HIV risk acquisition and sexual behaviour based on 29 studies published between 2000 and 2017. Furthermore, we performed a meta-analysis of the association between migration and HIV risk acquisition in four of the studies that used HIV incidence as an outcome measure. Read More

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December 2018
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Depression, ART Adherence, and Receipt of Case Management Services by Adults with HIV in North Carolina, Medical Monitoring Project, 2009-2013.

AIDS Behav 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch, Raleigh, NC, 27603, USA.

Depression among persons with HIV is associated with antiretroviral therapy (ART) interruption and discontinuation, virological failure, and poor clinical and survival outcomes. Case management services can address needs for emotional counseling and other supportive services to facilitate HIV care engagement. Using 2009-2013 North Carolina Medical Monitoring Project data from 910 persons engaged in HIV care, we estimated associations of case management utilization with "probable current depression" and with 100% ART dose adherence. Read More

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December 2018

Health Care Facility Characteristics are Associated with Variation in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Initiation in Veteran's Health Administration.

AIDS Behav 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Health Services Research and Development, Seattle, WA, USA.

To quantify health care facility-level variation in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use in the Veteran's Health Administration (VHA); to identify facility characteristics associated with PrEP use. Retrospective analysis of the health care facility-level rate of PrEP initiation in VHA through June 30, 2017. Standardized PrEP initiation rates were used to rank facilities. Read More

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December 2018

Evaluating layered stigma from comorbid HIV and epilepsy among Zambian adults.

eNeurologicalSci 2018 Dec 21;13:56-62. Epub 2017 Dec 21.

Strong Epilepsy Center, Department of Neurology, University of Rochester, 265 Crittenden Blvd, CU420694, Rochester, NY 14642, USA.

Background And Purpose: Stigma hinders care for patients with neurologic illness. Layered stigma due to comorbid disease is common yet poorly characterized due to lack of instruments. Epilepsy and HIV are prototypical stigmatized conditions widespread in sub-Saharan Africa. Read More

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December 2018
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Virotherapy-recruited PMN-MDSC infiltration of mesothelioma blocks antitumor CTL by IL-10-mediated dendritic cell suppression.

Oncoimmunology 2019 16;8(1):e1518672. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

AIDS Institute and Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China.

Antitumor cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) are essential for immune surveillance, yet the blockade of eliciting such CTLs during oncolytic virotherapy remains incompletely understood. Here, we show that oncolysis of mesothelioma by modified vaccinia Tiantan (MVTT) induces damage-associated molecular patterns exposure. Although MVTT leads to regression of established mesothelioma dose-dependently, antitumor CTLs are rarely induced. Read More

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October 2018
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Psychiatric outcomes observed in patients living with HIV using six common core antiretrovirals in the Observational Pharmaco-Epidemiology Research and Analysis database.

Ther Adv Drug Saf 2018 Dec 29;9(12):675-686. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Epividian, Inc., Durham, NC, USA.

Background: Psychiatric outcomes are common among people living with HIV and may be associated with specific antiretroviral use. We evaluated the occurrence of psychiatric outcomes in patients taking dolutegravir (DTG)-containing regimens compared with five other core agents.

Methods: Patients in the OPERA database prescribed regimens based on DTG, efavirenz (EFV), raltegravir (RAL), darunavir (DRV), rilpivirine (RPV), or elvitegravir (EVG) for the first time between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2015 were analyzed. Read More

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December 2018

Functional changes of airway epithelial cells and mitochondria in rat models of asthenic lung and phlegm blocking combined with cough variant asthma.

Exp Ther Med 2018 Dec 15;16(6):5021-5024. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Pneumology Department, The Affiliated Traditional Medical Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang 830000, P.R. China.

The aim of this study was to investigated the functional changes of airway epithelial cells and mitochondria in rat models of asthenic lung and phlegm blocking combined with cough variant asthma (CVA). Sixteen Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into two groups: Control and model group, with 8 rats in each group. On the basis of the CVA rat model induced and sensitized by ovalbumin and aluminum hydroxide, the rat models with asthenic lung and phlegm blocking combined with CVA were established via smoking stimulation. Read More

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December 2018
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Recent Developments at DG Competition: 2017/2018.

Rev Ind Organ 2018 1;53(4):653-679. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

9Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission, MADO 17/014, 1049 Brussels, Belgium.

The Directorate General for Competition at the European Commission enforces competition law in the areas of antitrust, merger control, and state aids. This year's article provides first a general presentation of the role of the Chief Competition Economist's team and surveys some of the main achievements of the Directorate General for Competition over 2017/2018. The article then reviews: the Google Search (Shopping) case, the role of price discrimination in state aid cases; and the use of counterfactuals in merger cases where alternative transactions might have occurred absent the merger. Read More

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November 2018