Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Liver disease has become an important cause of morbidity and mortality even in those HIV-infected individuals who are devoid of hepatitis virus co-infection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the degree of hepatic fibrosis and the role of associated...

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2867
73 downloads
2,665 views

In 2013 approximately 37,000 people were living with HIV in Ecuador (prevalence 0.4%), representing a generalized epidemic where most new infections arise from sexual interactions in the general population. Studies that examine attitudes towards people living with...

["Global Health","Health Policy","HIV","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2726
172 downloads
637 views

Pain burden is high in people living with HIV (PLWH), but the effect of this pain on functionality is equivocal. Resilience, the ability to cope with adversity, may promote adaptation to pain, so we hypothesised that higher resilience would correlate with less...

["Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","HIV","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2464
1 citation
90 downloads
455 views

Background. Internal migration plays a significant role in China’s HIV epidemic. However, few studies have directly compared migrant men who have sex with men (MSM) with local MSM with regard to HIV/sexually transmitted infections (STIs) risks. Methods. We conducted...

["Epidemiology","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2169
158 downloads
632 views

Background. Despite the dramatic scale-up of antiretroviral therapy in low- and middle-income countries, tuberculosis (TB) is still the main cause of death among HIV-infected patients in resource-limited settings. Previous studies in patients with TB meningitis...

["HIV","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2053
1 citation
143 downloads
737 views

Background. A culture of stringent drug policy, one-size-fits-all treatment approaches, and drug-related stigma has clouded clinical HIV practice in the United States. The result is a series of missed opportunities in the HIV care environment. An approach which...

["HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1932
1 citation
218 downloads
675 views

Background. Several authors have examined the risk for sexually transmitted infections (STI), but no study has yet analyzed it solely in relation with sexual behaviour in women. We analyzed the association of sexual behaviour with STI risk in female university...

["Epidemiology","HIV","Infectious Diseases","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1699
3 citations
487 downloads
1,262 views

HIV prevalence in Kenya remains steady at 5.6% for adults 15 years and older, and 0.9% among children aged below 14 years. Parents and children are known to practice unprotected sex, which has implications for continued HIV spread within the country. Additionally,...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1662
109 downloads
785 views

Among 35 million people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 2013, only 37% had access to antiretroviral therapy (ART). Despite global concerted efforts to provide the universal access to the ART treatment, the ART coverage varies among countries...

["Global Health","HIV","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1496
1 citation
140 downloads
729 views

Objectives. This study examined correlates of condom use among 248 female sex workers (FSW) in The Gambia.Methods. Between July and August 2011, FSW in The Gambia who were older than 16 years of age, the age of consent in The Gambia, were recruited for the study...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1076
1 citation
180 downloads
1,149 views

There has been limited involvement of HIV-negative children in HIV disclosure studies; most studies conducted on the effects of disclosure on children have been with HIV-positive children and HIV-positive mother-child dyads. Seven HIV-positive and five HIV-negative...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","HIV","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.956
3 citations
404 downloads
667 views

The perspectives and practices of health care workers (HCWs) regarding disclosure to HIV-infected children have not been adequately investigated ten years after the roll-out of pediatrics antiretroviral therapy (ART). The aim of the study was to examine the opinions...

["Global Health","HIV","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.893
6 citations
221 downloads
1,299 views

The HITECH Act signed into law in 2009 requires hospitals to provide patients with electronic access to their health information through an electronic personal health record (ePHR) in order to receive Medicare/Medicaid incentive payments. Little is known about...

["HIV","Nursing","Human\u2013Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.852
2 citations
388 downloads
1,151 views

Sexually transmitted infections (STI) in HIV-infected people are of increasing concern. We estimated STI prevalence and sexual healthcare seeking behaviour in 224 sexually active HIV-infected people, including men who have sex with men (MSM, n = 112), heterosexual...

["Epidemiology","HIV","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.537
7 citations
943 downloads
1,820 views

HIV disclosure from parent to child is complex and challenging to HIV-positive parents and healthcare professionals. The purpose of the study was to understand the lived experiences of HIV-positive parents and their children during the disclosure process in Kenya....

["Epidemiology","Global Health","HIV","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.486

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