1,206 results match your criteria Prevention of Opportunistic Infections in Patients Infected With HIV

Hepatitis B virus infection and its determinants among HIV positive pregnant women: Multicenter unmatched case-control study.

PLoS One 2021 30;16(4):e0251084. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Reproductive Health, School of Public Health, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Background: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) kills millions of people globally; it is worse in pregnant women. HBV and Human Immune Virus (HIV) co-infection is associated with increased liver diseases such as cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. This study aimed at identifying the determinants of HBV infection among HIV-positive pregnant women. Read More

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Timing of antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis: study protocol of a multi-center prospective randomized controlled trial.

Trials 2021 Mar 18;22(1):218. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Chongqing Public Health Medical Center, 109 Baoyu Road, Shapingba District, Chongqing, 400036, China.

Background: Cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMVR) is an important opportunistic infection (OI) occurring mainly in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and has the potential to cause severe visual impairment and blindness among AIDS patients. Subsequent to the adoption and implementation of widespread antiretroviral therapy (ART), the prognosis of AIDS-associated CMVR has been substantially improved. Nevertheless, the equivocal clinical evidence as regards the optimal timing for ART initiation in patients with an established CMVR diagnosis is required. Read More

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Predictors of Virological Failure after Adherence-Enhancement Counseling among First-Line Adults Living with HIV/AIDS in Kombolcha Town, Northeast Ethiopia.

HIV AIDS (Auckl) 2021 26;13:91-97. Epub 2021 Jan 26.

Dessie City Zonal Health Department, CDC-Ethiopia, Dessie, Ethiopia.

Background: HIV virological failure is a common challenging problem, even after adherence-enhancement counseling. However, there have been few studies on the determinants of virological failure after adherence-enhancement counseling among adult patients on antiretroviral therapy in Ethiopia in general, and there is variation across clients and settings for unknown reasons. Therefore, this study aimed to identify predictors of virological failure after adherence-enhancement counseling among adults living with HIV/AIDS. Read More

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January 2021

Predictors of AIDS-related death among adult HIV-infected inpatients in Kisangani, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Pan Afr Med J 2020 8;37:144. Epub 2020 Oct 8.

Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Kisangani, Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Introduction: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection continues to be a major public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa. We aimed to evaluate potential factors associated with AIDS-related death among adult HIV-infected inpatients in Kisangani, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Methods: this is a hospital-based retrospective, observational analysis carried out between 1 January 2019 and 31 March 2020 among inpatients HIV, at 12 facilities integrating the HIV prevention and care packages in Kisangani. Read More

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January 2021

Insufficient tuberculosis treatment leads to earlier and higher mortality in individuals co-infected with HIV in southern China: a cohort study.

BMC Infect Dis 2020 Nov 23;20(1):873. Epub 2020 Nov 23.

Guangxi Key Laboratory of AIDS Prevention and Treatment, School of Public Health, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, 530021, Guangxi, China.

Background: Tuberculosis (TB) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are leading causes of death globally. However, little is known about the long-term mortality risk and the timeline of death in those co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). This study sought to understand the long-term mortality risk, factors, and the timeline of death in those with HIV-Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) coinfection, particularly in those with insufficient TB treatment. Read More

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November 2020

Early antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected patients admitted to an intensive care unit (EARTH-ICU): A randomized clinical trial.

PLoS One 2020 21;15(9):e0239452. Epub 2020 Sep 21.

Infectious Disease Department, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Background: Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has reduced HIV-related morbidity and mortality at all stages of infection and reduced transmission of HIV. Currently, the immediate start of HAART is recommended for all HIV patients, regardless of the CD4 count. There are several concerns, however, about starting treatment in critically ill patients. Read More

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November 2020

Female sex is strongly associated with cognitive impairment in HIV infection.

Neurol Sci 2021 May 14;42(5):1853-1860. Epub 2020 Sep 14.

Division of Neuropathology, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis, SC, Brazil.

Background: Neurocognitive disorders remain frequent despite highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART). The CNS is known as the sanctuary of HIV infection, where persistent neuroinflammation occurs regardless of viral suppression. Moreover, opportunistic infections, neurovascular damage and HAART neurotoxicity contribute to neurocognitive impairment. Read More

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Risk Factors of Infection among HIV-Infected Patients in Trang Province, Southern Thailand: A Study on Three Prevalent Species.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 10;103(4):1502-1509

Department of Parasitology, Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand.

There are two main species of reported in Thailand, that is, and Moreover, leishmaniasis cases caused by complex were also reported. There is still a lack of information concerning risk factors of infection in Thailand. This study aimed to identify the risk factors of infection caused by these three species among HIV-infected patients. Read More

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October 2020

Systematic or Test-Guided Treatment for Tuberculosis in HIV-Infected Adults.

N Engl J Med 2020 06;382(25):2397-2410

From the Department of Respiratory Medicine, L'Institut du Thorax, Nantes University Hospital, and the Medical School, University of Nantes, Nantes (F.-X.B.), INSERM Unité 1219, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux (A.D.B., D.G., X.A.), Relations Translationnelles sur le VIH et les Maladies Infectieuses, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, University of Montpellier, INSERM (M.B.), and Research Unit 1058 Pathogenesis and Control Chronical Infections, INSERM, French Blood Center, University of Montpellier (D.L.), Montpellier, and the Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Nîmes University Hospital, Nîmes (D.L.) - all in France; Programme ANRS (Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le Sida et les Hépatites Virales) Coopération Côte d'Ivoire, ANRS research site (A.D.B., E.M., S.J.), and Félix Houphouët-Boigny University (S.P.E., S.K.D.) - both in Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Epicentre (M.B., N.N.) and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (C.M.) - both in Mbarara, Uganda; the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (S.S.), Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (L.B.), and Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope (S.T.) - all in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital (B.D.N.) and ANRS, Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital (A.D., D.R.), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and the Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London (S.D.L.).

Background: In regions with high burdens of tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), many HIV-infected adults begin antiretroviral therapy (ART) when they are already severely immunocompromised. Mortality after ART initiation is high in these patients, and tuberculosis and invasive bacterial diseases are common causes of death.

Methods: We conducted a 48-week trial of empirical treatment for tuberculosis as compared with treatment guided by testing in HIV-infected adults who had not previously received ART and had CD4+ T-cell counts below 100 cells per cubic millimeter. Read More

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Cryptococcal antigenemia and its predictors among HIV infected patients in resource limited settings: a systematic review.

BMC Infect Dis 2020 Jun 11;20(1):407. Epub 2020 Jun 11.

Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: Cryptococcosis is an opportunistic fungal infection that primarily affects people with advanced HIV/AIDS and is an important cause of morbidity and mortality around the globe. By far the most common presentation of the disease is cryptococcal meningitis (CM), which leads to an estimated 15-20% of all HIV related deaths worldwide, 75% of which are in sub-Saharan Africa. However, to the best of our knowledge there is quite limited reviewed data on the epidemiology of cryptococcal antigenemia in a large HIV-infected population in resource limited settings. Read More

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Causes of Hospitalization and Death among Newly Diagnosed HIV-Infected Adults in Thailand.

J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care 2020 Jan-Dec;19:2325958220919266

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

More than half of newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients enter to care with a low CD4 count. A retrospective cohort study was conducted among newly diagnosed HIV-infected adults who were hospitalized. Of 148 patients, median (interquartile range [IQR]) age was 39. Read More

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Determinants of Anemia among HIV-Positive Children on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Attending Hospitals of North Wollo Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, 2019: A Case-Control Study.

Anemia 2020 18;2020:3720572. Epub 2020 Feb 18.

Woldia University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing, P.O.Box 400, Woldia, Ethiopia.

. Anemia is one of the most commonly observed hematological abnormalities and an independent poor prognostic marker of HIV disease. The rate of progression and mortality in this subgroup of patients is high compared to nonanemic patients. Read More

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February 2020

Dose-Dependent Hyperkalemia Among Hospitalized, HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim.

Ann Pharmacother 2020 09 28;54(9):852-857. Epub 2020 Feb 28.

University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Columbia, SC, USA.

Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (SXT) therapy is commonly used in HIV-infected patients and is associated with hyperkalemia and elevated serum creatinine (SCr). The purpose of this study was to examine the frequency of hyperkalemia and elevated SCr in hospitalized, HIV-infected patients receiving SXT. This was a retrospective, single-center cohort study. Read More

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September 2020

Evaluation of oral care protocols practice by dentists in Rio de Janeiro towards HIV/AIDS individuals.

BMC Oral Health 2020 01 14;20(1):13. Epub 2020 Jan 14.

School of Dentistry, Postgraduate Program in Dentistry, University of Grande Rio (UNIGRANRIO), Rua Prof. Jose de Souza Herdy, 1160, Jardim 25 de Agosto, CEP, Duque de Caxias, RJ, 25071-202, Brazil.

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the dentists' knowledge and practice regarding HIV positive individuals' oral care in Rio de Janeiro State.

Methods: Dentists from Rio de Janeiro State (n = 242) answered an electronic questionnaire on biosafety procedures, oral manifestations of AIDS, and knowledge of HIV infection. Collected information was stratified by gender, and data were analyzed using Chi-square and t tests. Read More

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January 2020

Epidemiological characteristics of HIV infected Korean: Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort Study.

Epidemiol Health 2019 3;41:e2019037. Epub 2019 Sep 3.

Division of Viral Disease Research Center for Infectious Disease Research, Korea National Institute of Health, Cheongju, Korea.

Objectives: To manage evidence-based diseases, it is important to identify the characteristics of patients in each country.

Methods: The Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort Study seeks to identify the epidemiological characteristics of 1,442 Korean individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (12% of Korean individuals with HIV infection in 2017) who visited 21 university hospitals nationwide. The descriptive statistics were presented using the Korea HIV/AIDS cohort data (2006-2016). Read More

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October 2019

pneumonia in the twenty-first century: HIV-infected versus HIV-uninfected patients.

Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 2019 10 4;17(10):787-801. Epub 2019 Oct 4.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona; IDIBAPS; University of Barcelona , Barcelona , Spain.

: pneumonia (PcP) has classically been described as a serious complication in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). However, the emerging number of conditions associated with immunosuppression has led to its appearance in other patient populations. : This article reviews the most recent publications on PcP in the HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected population, focusing on epidemiology, diagnostic, therapy and prevention. Read More

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October 2019

Critically Ill Patients With HIV: 40 Years Later.

Chest 2020 02 14;157(2):293-309. Epub 2019 Aug 14.

Medical Intensive Care Unit, La Source Hospital, CHR Orléans, Orléans, France.

The development of combination antiretroviral therapies (cARTs) in the mid-1990s has dramatically modified the clinical presentation of critically ill, HIV-infected patients. Most cART-treated patients aging with controlled HIV replication are currently admitted to the ICU for non-AIDS-related events, mostly bacterial pneumonia and exacerbation of comorbidities, variably affected by chronic HIV infection (COPD, cardiovascular diseases, or solid neoplasms). Today, Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, cerebral toxoplasmosis, TB, and other severe opportunistic infections only occur in patients with unknown viral status, limited access to cART, viral resistance, or compliance issues. Read More

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February 2020

Immunization with recombinant KEX1 induces robust and durable humoral responses in immunocompromised non-human primates.

Hum Vaccin Immunother 2019 26;15(9):2075-2080. Epub 2019 Jul 26.

Center for Vaccines and Immunology, Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia , Athens , USA.

Infection with the opportunistic fungal pathogen, causes life-threatening pneumonia in immunocompromised individuals. In addition to HIV-1 infected patients, individuals at risk of infection include those receiving immunosuppressive therapies due to transplantation, cancer or autoimmune disease. Antibiotic treatment is not always successful, and it does not prevent obstructive lung disease after clearance of the pathogen. Read More

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A case report of HIV-1 superinfection in an HIV controller leading to loss of viremia control: a retrospective of 10 years of follow-up.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Jul 5;19(1):588. Epub 2019 Jul 5.

Laboratório de Aids e Imunologia Molecular, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (IOC) -FIOCRUZ, Av. Brasil 4365, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21045-900, Brazil.

Background: HIV controllers (HICs) are a rare group of HIV-1-infected individuals able to naturally control viral replication. Several studies have identified the occurrence of HIV dual infections in seropositive individuals leading to disease progression. In HICs, however, dual infections with divergent outcomes in pathogenesis have been described. Read More

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Incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in HIV/HBV-coinfected patients on tenofovir therapy: Relevance for screening strategies.

J Hepatol 2019 08 6;71(2):274-280. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Switzerland.

Background & Aims: Robust data on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) incidence among HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV)-coinfected individuals on antiretroviral therapy (ART) are needed to inform HCC screening strategies. We aimed to evaluate the incidence and risk factors of HCC among HIV/HBV-coinfected individuals on tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)-containing ART in a large multi-cohort study.

Methods: We included all HIV-infected adults with a positive hepatitis B surface antigen test followed in 4 prospective European cohorts. Read More

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One Month of Rifapentine plus Isoniazid to Prevent HIV-Related Tuberculosis.

N Engl J Med 2019 03;380(11):1001-1011

From the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha (S.S., C.V.F.); Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston (R.R., J.L.-C., J.A.); Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore (A.G., E.N., R.E.C.), and Social and Scientific Systems, Silver Spring (L. Moran) - both in Maryland; University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla (C.A.B.); GHESKIO, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (M.A.J.J., P.S.); Asociación Civil Impacta Salud y Educación, Lima, Peru (J.R.L., J.V.); Botswana-Harvard AIDS Partnership, Gaborone, Botswana (A.O.-O., G.M.); Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand (K.S.); Helen Joseph Hospital, Johannesburg (N.M.), Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Soweto (L. Mohapi), and the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban (S.M.) - all in South Africa; Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica Evandro Chagas, Rio de Janeiro (R.O.S.E.); Johns Hopkins-Blantyre Clinical Trials Unit, Blantyre (P.B.), and the University of North Carolina-Lilongwe Clinical Research Site, Lilongwe (C.K.) - both in Malawi; the University of Zimbabwe, Harare (J.H.); and Kenya Medical Research Institute-Walter Reed Clinical Research Site, Nairobi (D.L.).

Background: Tuberculosis is the leading killer of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Preventive therapy is effective, but current regimens are limited by poor implementation and low completion rates.

Methods: We conducted a randomized, open-label, phase 3 noninferiority trial comparing the efficacy and safety of a 1-month regimen of daily rifapentine plus isoniazid (1-month group) with 9 months of isoniazid alone (9-month group) in HIV-infected patients who were living in areas of high tuberculosis prevalence or who had evidence of latent tuberculosis infection. Read More

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Pneumocystis pneumonia in HIV-1-infected patients.

Respir Investig 2019 May 26;57(3):213-219. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of Respiratory Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, 1-757 Asahimachidori, Chuoku, Niigata 951-8510, Japan. Electronic address:

Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is an opportunistic disease that mainly affects patients with a deficiency of cell-mediated immunity, especially acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The incidence of PCP in these patients has declined substantially owing to the widespread use of antiretroviral therapy and PCP prophylaxis. However, PCP is still a major AIDS-related opportunistic infection, particularly in patients with advanced immunosuppression in whom human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection remains undiagnosed or untreated. Read More

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[Molecular transmission clusters on HCV genotypes among newly reported HIV/HCV co-infection in Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture of Yunnan province, 2016].

Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 2019 Feb;40(2):191-195

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The Key Laboratory for Public Health Safety of Ministry of Education, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China.

To understand the characteristics on major strain subtypes of hepatitis C virus among HIV/HCV co-infected patients, so as to explore the molecular transmission clusters and related risk factors of HCV strains. A total of 336 newly reported HIV-infected patients were diagnosed as HIV/HCV co-infection in Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture (Dehong) in 2016. We used Nested PCR to amplify CE1 and NS5B genes among 318 samples with plasma levels above 200 μl, before using the combining phylogenetic tree and constructing molecular propagation network method to analyze the related data. Read More

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February 2019

Evaluation of a national cryptococcal antigen screening program for HIV-infected patients in Uganda: A cost-effectiveness modeling analysis.

PLoS One 2019 10;14(1):e0210105. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Background: Cryptococcal meningitis accounts for 15% of AIDS-related mortality. Cryptococcal antigen (CrAg) is detected in blood weeks before onset of meningitis, and CrAg positivity is an independent predictor of meningitis and death. CrAg screening for patients with advanced HIV and preemptive treatment is recommended by the World Health Organization, though implementation remains limited. Read More

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September 2019

Discontinuing cotrimoxazole preventive therapy in HIV-infected adults who are stable on antiretroviral treatment in Uganda (COSTOP): A randomised placebo controlled trial.

PLoS One 2018 31;13(12):e0206907. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

Medical Research Council / Uganda Virus Research Institute and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Uganda Research Unit, Entebbe, Uganda.

Background: Cotrimoxazole (CTX) preventive therapy (CPT) reduces opportunistic infections and malaria in HIV-infected patients. In Africa, policies on sustained CPT during antiretroviral therapy (ART) differ between countries. We assessed the safety of discontinuing CPT in stable patients on ART in Uganda. Read More

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

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2019 04;80(4):436-443

Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa, Philippines.

Background: Mycobacterium avium complex prophylaxis is recommended for patients with advanced HIV infection. With the decrease in incidence of disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex 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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Prednisone for the Prevention of Paradoxical Tuberculosis-Associated IRIS.

N Engl J Med 2018 11;379(20):1915-1925

From the Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (G. Meintjes, C. Stek, L.B., F.T., C. Schutz, A.N., A.J., R.J.W.), the Department of Medicine (G. Meintjes, C. Stek, F.T., C. Schutz, R.J.W.), and the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine (G. Maartens), University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; the Department of Clinical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium (C. Stek, J.B., R.R., H.L., R.C., L.L.); the Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (F.T.); and the Department of Medicine, Imperial College London and the Francis Crick Institute, London (R.J.W.).

Background: Early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients who have tuberculosis reduces mortality among patients with low CD4 counts, but it increases the risk of paradoxical tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS).

Methods: We conducted this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to assess whether prophylactic prednisone can safely reduce the incidence of paradoxical tuberculosis-associated IRIS in patients at high risk for the syndrome. We enrolled HIV-infected patients who were initiating ART (and had not previously received ART), had started tuberculosis treatment within 30 days before initiating ART, and had a CD4 count of 100 cells or fewer per microliter. Read More

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November 2018

Reflexive Laboratory-Based Cryptococcal Antigen Screening and Preemptive Fluconazole Therapy for Cryptococcal Antigenemia in HIV-Infected Individuals With CD4 <100 Cells/µL: A Stepped-Wedge, Cluster-Randomized Trial.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2019 02;80(2):182-189

Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Background: HIV-infected persons with cryptococcal antigenemia (CrAg) are at high risk for meningitis or death. We evaluated the effect of CrAg screening and preemptive fluconazole therapy, adjunctive to antiretroviral therapy (ART), on 6-month survival among persons with advanced HIV/AIDS.

Methods: We enrolled HIV-infected, ART-naive participants with <100 CD4 cells/µL, in a stepped-wedge, cluster-randomized trial from July 2012 to December 2014 at 17 Ugandan clinics. Read More

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February 2019

Opportunistic ocular infections in the setting of HIV.

Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2018 Nov;29(6):558-565

Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

Purpose Of Review: The aim of this review is to highlight recent changes in opportunistic ocular infections (OOIs) in the era of modern combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), in the setting of HIV-infected patients.

Recent Findings: Improvements in modern cART has led to a progressive decline in the incidence of OOIs and mortality among patients with AIDS. Not only has there been a decreasing incidence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, but there also has been a decline in progression of such retinitis when it does occur in AIDS patients, since the introduction of cART. Read More

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November 2018

Epidemiological and clinical profile of HIV-infected patients from Southwestern Goias State, Brazil.

Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 2018 Jul 19;60:e34. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Universidade Federal de Goiás, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Aplicadas à Saúde, Jataí, Goiás, Brazil.

Knowledge about epidemiological distribution patterns of HIV infection in different geographic regions is relevant to understand the dynamics of the disease in Brazil. This study aims to characterize the epidemiological and clinical profile of HIV-infected patients from Southwestern Goias State, from 2005 to 2015. A standardized questionnaire was used to collect clinical-epidemiological, virological, and immunological data from the medical records of all HIV-infected patients (n=539) who were followed at the regional reference center of Jatai, Goias State, Brazil, from 2005 to 2015. Read More

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