Introduction Since its identification in 1981, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and the associated acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) remain a major health burden globally. Recent estimates indicate that over 35 million people are affected worldwide, with mortality counts of over 20 million . About 70% of these deaths have occurred in sub-Saharan Africa , where […]
Background. The maternal mortality ratio in poor countries is reported to be 650/100 000 live births. This high maternal mortality may be associated with increasing numbers of HIV-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. Objective. To establish the direct causes of maternal mortality related to the HIV syndrome.
Background & objectives: Individuals infected with HIV-1 have higher levels of chemokine producing cells compared to uninfected individuals. It is important to know the changes in chemokine levels associated with rate of progression of disease. There is a paucity of information on the plasma chemokines in HIV-1 infected individuals from India. We therefore carried out […]
We highlight key insights and provide some food for thought on ‘Scaling up for success’, the theme of the 4th Southern African AIDS Conference (Durban, 31 March-3 April 2009), where over 4 000 scientists, field workers and activists presented and discussed research findings and best practices for HIV prevention, treatment and care in southern Africa. […]
Objective. To identify risky sexual behaviours and demographic factors that place high-school pupils at risk of HIV and AIDS. Methods. A cross-sectional study was undertaken to explore factors influencing the sexual behaviour of high-school pupils (mean age 15.4 years; SD 1.11). Structured self-reported questionnaires were completed by all grade 10 pupils (N=805) at all the […]
The Law Library presents the complete text of the Medical Examination of Aliens – Removal of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection From Definition of Communicable Disease of Public Health Significance (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Regulation) (CDC) (2018 Edition).Updated as of May 29, 2018 Through this final rule, the Centers for Disease Control […]
As my grandmother used to say, ‘There are only two families in the world, the haves and the have-nots.’ (1) (Cervantes) In the last analysis it is not so much their subjects that the great teachers teach us as it is they themselves. (2) (Frederich Buechner) If the HIV epidemic has done Africa any good, […]