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Peer education in HIV/AIDS prevention, does it make any difference in knowledge and behaviour?
Especially young people in Sub-Saharan Africa are threatened by HIV/AIDS. It is estimated that globally half of all new infections (over 7.000 daily) are occurring among people aged 15-24. Young...
Gender and the cultural epidemiology of tuberculosis among patients in the Central Region of Afghanistan
Tuberculosis is a major global health problem with more than 8.8 million people yearly diagnosed. Though worldwide more men than women are notified with TB, Afghanistan has seen an opposite pattern...
Visceral Leishmaniasis in Uganda: diagnostic predictors and risk factors for death
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a protozoal disease estimated to affect 500 000 persons every year worldwide. In sub-saharan Africa, VL caused by L. donovani is endemic in remote regions of Sudan...
First assessment visit of HIV-infected children presenting to a governmental paediatric antiretroviral treatment in Malawi : patient characteristics and uptake of highly active antiretroviral therapy
the objectives of this study is to evaluate the effect of introducing the new WHO clinical staging system in a governmental hospital setting without routine availability of CD4 count by describing...
Inventory and evaluation of publicly available computer based ART-management software in high-level prevalence HIV/AIDS settings
This paper gives an overview of existing computer based ART-management software. Requirements for a good and useful ART-management software are discussed. Advantages and disadvantages of the...
Accessibility to the health system for sans-papiers : comparing the situation in Switzerland on the example of the gynaecological and obstetric needs of undocumented women
As a result of large migration movements due to a globalized market and political instability or war and an increasingly restrictive immigration politics the number and the diversity of undocumented...
Knowledge, attitudes and practices of physicians on HIV/AIDS in Nepal
HIV/AIDS is a major public health, social and economic problem in Nepal. The HIV epidemic is currently concentrated among injecting drug users, female sex workers, labor migrants and men having sex...
HIV without borders : a study of results of 22 months of HIV testing at Danané General Hospital, Danané district, Côte d'Ivoir
The data used in this study comes from routine-data collection from several departments offering in-service HIV testing in Danané Hospital. Data was entered from the HIV “counsellor’s registers” into...
Assessment of immunogenicity and safety of yellow fever vaccination in HIV-infected patients : a pilot study
Yellow fever (YF) is an acute haemorrhagic fever with a case fatality rate of 15-50 percent. It can effectively be prevented by the administration of a live-attenuated 17D yellow fever vaccine.
Culture and health of hijras in India : study of a marginalized community in Pune and Mumbai
The motivation for the study of hijras and research on their health status arose from an experience of the researcher in the antenatal clinic of the Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), B. J. Medical...
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