Alice R Asiimwe

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BACKGROUND Few studies have directly compared response to antiretroviral therapy (ART) between children living in well-resourced and resource-limited settings. In resource-limited settings non-HIV contributors could reduce the beneficial effects of ART. We compare predictors of short-term immunological, virological, and growth response to ART in(More)
BACKGROUND Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is known to cause a number of adverse effects. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency and outcome of ART-related adverse events among patients aged 6 weeks to 18 years. METHODS We followed up a cohort of 378 HIV-infected children and adolescents who started ART at the Baylor-Uganda Clinic during(More)
BACKGROUND Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is known to save lives. Among HIV-infected infants living in resource constrained settings, the short and long term benefits of ART are only partially known. This study was designed to determine the virologic, immunologic and clinical outcomes of antiretroviral therapy in a cohort of HIV-infected infants receiving(More)
BACKGROUND WHO 2013 guidelines recommend universal treatment for HIV-infected children younger than 5 years. No paediatric trials have compared nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) in first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Africa, where most HIV-infected children live. We aimed to compare stavudine, zidovudine, or abacavir as dual or(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of HIV-1 infected Ugandan children with antiretroviral therapy (ART) is increasing, but few prospective long-term studies evaluating the treatment process have been reported. In this study, we sought to determine prospectively how consistent monitoring of HIV-1 RNA levels affects the ART treatment process. METHODS One hundred eight(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have investigated objective markers of lipodystrophy in African children. We compared body circumferences, skin-fold thickness (SFT) and lipids in antiretroviral therapy (ART)-naive and stavudine (d4T)-exposed children with HIV-uninfected controls. METHODS In the CHAPAS-3 trial, HIV-infected children (ART-naive or on d4T for ≥2(More)
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