Chemokine Profile Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) Infected Individuals from Southern India (Report)

Chemokine Profile Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) Infected Individuals from Southern India (Report)

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 […]

Is Scaling up Enough to Curb the HIV Epidemic in Southern Africa? (Issues in Public Health) (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) (Report)

Is Scaling up Enough to Curb the HIV Epidemic in Southern Africa? (Issues in Public Health) (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) (Report)

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. […]

Doing HIV Medicine in Southern Africa--What Does the Epidemic Teach US?(Original Articles) (Human Immunodeficiency Virus )

Doing HIV Medicine in Southern Africa–What Does the Epidemic Teach US?(Original Articles) (Human Immunodeficiency Virus )

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, […]

Impact of the International Rugby Board's Experimental Law Variations on the Incidence and Nature of Match Injuries in Southern Hemisphere Professional Rugby Union (Original Articles) (Report)

Impact of the International Rugby Board’s Experimental Law Variations on the Incidence and Nature of Match Injuries in Southern Hemisphere Professional Rugby Union (Original Articles) (Report)

Rugby union is a contact team sport played throughout the world by adults and children of all ages. The popularity of the sport is due to the physical nature of the game and also its ability to offer roles for athletes of all shapes and sizes (IRB, 2008). (1) The sport attracts widespread spectator support, […]

The Influence of Concomitant HIV Infection on the Serological Diagnosis of Primary Syphilis in Southern Africa (Original Articles) (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) (Clinical Report)

The Influence of Concomitant HIV Infection on the Serological Diagnosis of Primary Syphilis in Southern Africa (Original Articles) (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) (Clinical Report)

The authors investigated the utility of both a non-treponemal (RPR) test and a treponemal (FTA-ABS) test for the diagnosis of primary syphilis during the emergence of the HIV epidemic in southern Africa. The serological tests were performed on 868 patients with genital ulcerations, seen in five centres. While primary syphilis was diagnosed by multiplex PCR […]

South African Dyslipidaemia Guideline Consensus Statement: A Joint Statement from the South African Heart Association (SA Heart) and the Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of Southern Africa (Lassa) (Guideline) (Report)

South African Dyslipidaemia Guideline Consensus Statement: A Joint Statement from the South African Heart Association (SA Heart) and the Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of Southern Africa (Lassa) (Guideline) (Report)

1. Introduction In 2003, the South African Heart Association (SA Heart) and the Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of Southern Africa (LASSA) officially adopted the European Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (1) to replace the South African Lipid Guidelines published in 2000. (2) The European document has recently been updated with the publication of […]