Iwas destined for a life of medical drama from day one,” begins this comic memoir with a mission. “I was born in the month of July, and my horoscope sign is a disease (Cancer). The symbol for Cancer? A crab (the sexually transmitted critter). Not only that, my parents named me Shawn Timothy Decker, which […]
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 […]
Byline: Muhammad Tahir, Muhammad Babar Khan, Hassan Burair Abbas and Ghulam Mustafa Abstract
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.
INFLUENZA VIRUS In 1918, a new influenza virus, whose natural home was in birds, infected humans. Within months, it adapted to its new host, starting with US soldiers in World War I military camps and spreading rapidly from person to person. This influenza virus killed more people than any other plague in history. In 24 […]
As a result of the quest for yet unidentified viruses that cause human hepatitis, two novel flaviviruses were identified in the 1990s by two independent groups of researchers. GB virus C (GBV-C) was first identified in the sera from a West African population during an attempt to retrospectively track down the causative agent of an […]
Objective. To describe the operational effectiveness of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV programme at McCord Hospital during the period 1 March 2004-31 August 2005. Design. Observational cohort study.