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Ischemic stroke in HIV infection patients.

Andrew Mujugira replied

A JAMA editorial published last year discussed the safety of condomless sex with virologically suppressed HIV-infected individuals. It recommended that "clinicians and public health professionals need to formulate a message to share with HIV-infected individuals and their sexual partners. Certainly health care professionals should encourage all HIV-infected individuals to initiate ... read more

Updated: 29 Mar, 2017
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What examples can you share - Peer to Peer Support Groups

Inge Corless replied

While I don't have an example per se, you have raised an important topic of why we need a team approach. The physician has been educated about the social situation of the patient but due to time constraints needs to focus primarily on the medical condition. Nurses (and I am ... read more

Updated: 28 Mar, 2017
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The earlier you start ART the better the virologic control in HIV-infected infants.

Anup Chalise replied

Thank you for the article. Let us hope that it can be put into practice all around the globe as soon. Putting it into practice will be a challenge in the parts of the world where evidence-based medicine has not, yet, taken a strong foot-hold. read more

Updated: 23 Mar, 2017
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Lack of HIV Testing for Children in West and Central Africa Means Many Will Die - Experts

by Junior Bazile

I was reading this heartbreaking article this morning and realized how long is still the road ahead of us when it come to controlling and eliminating HIV/AIDS. In Central and West Africa, thousand of children still do not have access to treatment despite all the efforts that have been made ... read more

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Updated: 23 Mar, 2017
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What's New on AVAC.org

Junior Bazile replied

Thank you Angelo for posting the links to these webinars. We believe that PrEP, along side all the other strategies (A, B, C and D) , is a very essential strategy in the fight against HIV. Best, Bazile read more

Updated: 23 Mar, 2017
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New Community on Global Health Diagnostics

Hassan Njete replied

Dear all, Hi. I applied for the free uptodate subscription about 4 months now, but very unfortunate that no response has been given to me. Please would you give me the direction on how to go about. Thanking you in advance. Apology for any inconvenience Hassan read more

Updated: 02 Mar, 2017
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Harvard Medical School Global Healthcare Delivery CME Course | Boston, MA | June 9-10, 2017

by Kristin Robert

The Brigham and Women's Hospital Division of Global Health Equity is offering for a CME course in Global Healthcare Delivery on June 9-10, 2017. CME credit will be granted through Harvard Medical School. The content of the course brings together expert Global Health faculty from Brigham and Women's Hospital and ... read more

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Updated: 28 Feb, 2017
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Defaulting on ART - options?

Pamela Marks replied

Hi Erin, I worked in a similar sitatuation in Guyana when PEPFAR first started. We had first line therapy and also a PI based second line regimen, but no viral load and only CD4 testing. I worked in 2 very different communities, one of which was a "transit" are to ... read more

Updated: 28 Feb, 2017
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The Late-Presenting HIV-Infected Patient 30 Years After the Introduction of HIV Testing

chikondi chimbatata replied

Interesting article. Thanks for sharing Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S® 5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone read more

Updated: 26 Feb, 2017
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At what point is Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) no longer relevant?

Junior Bazile replied

I am not familiar with this sampling method and unfortunately cannot be helpful here Bolatito. Is there anyone in the community with familiarity with respondent driven sampling who could help Bolatito? Looking forward to hearing from you guys. Best, Bazile read more

Updated: 26 Feb, 2017
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