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Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a unique type of small bowel obstruction resulting from the compression of the duodenum by the SMA. This is a case of SMA syndrome in a cachectic 6-year-old boy with AIDS who presented after a 2.3-kg weight loss in the preceding month. Unfamiliarity...
Success of highly active antiretroviral therapies (HAART) relies on HIV-infected patients being able to adhere to complicated treatment regimens for extremely long periods of time. Four focus groups with patients taking antiretrovirals ( N = 39) were conducted to: (1) determine what strategies...
As greater numbers of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals live to middle-age and beyond, there is growing concern that elevated cholesterol and lipid values will lead to cardiovascular complications in such patients. Furthermore, several of the highly active antiretroviral...
Persistent infection with parvovirus B19 (B19) is an important treatable cause of anemia in HIV-infected patients. B19 has a tropism for erythroid progenitors and causes pure red cell aplasia (PRCA). The failure to produce neutralizing antibodies to the virus following B19 infection in...
Historically, interventions to prevent STD/HIV transmission have been categorized by program methodology rather than defining the content and nature of the intervention. A new taxonomy is needed to help expand the scope of interventions that can be used to prevent STD and HIV transmission. The...
Chancroid is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium Haemophilus ducreyi . It usually presents as a genital ulcer and may be associated with regional lymphadenopathy and bubo formation. H. ducreyi infection is predominantly seen in tropical resource-poor regions of the world where...
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