Amina de Sousa

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We performed a comparative analysis between Roche Amplicor HIV-1 DNA test and CAPTAQ assay for the detection of HIV in 830 dried blood spot (DBS) pediatric samples collected in Mozambique. Our results demonstrated no statistical difference between these assays. The CAPTAQ assay approached nearly 100% repeatability/accuracy. The increased throughput of(More)
Quantitative plasma viral load (VL) at 1000 copies /mL was recommended as the threshold to confirm antiretroviral therapy (ART) failure by the World Health Organization (WHO). Because of ongoing challenges of using plasma for VL testing in resource-limited settings (RLS), especially for children, this study collected 717 DBS and paired plasma samples from(More)
AIM Analysing the influence of clinical and paraclinical "markers" in long term prognosis (LTP) of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), in terms of mortality, post AMI Angina, post AMI Heart Failure and non fatal recurrent AMI in patients of a Post AMI Consultation of a peripherical hospital. DESIGN A) Retrospective study (series A and B) of the average(More)
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