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  • W Tee, A Mijch
  • 1998
Clinical and bacteriologic features and clinical outcomes of culture-confirmed campylobacter bacteremia in 21 patients (including nine human immunodeficiency virus [HIV]-infected subjects and 12 non-HIV-infected subjects) were retrospectively evaluated and compared. This study highlights differences between HIV-infected and non-HIV-infected individuals.(More)
There is limited evidence suggesting the underlying reasons for the use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) by people with HIV/AIDS, or individual attitudes and beliefs about the use of CAMs. Using focus groups and a survey with 151 individuals attending the HIV Clinics at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, we aimed to provide insights into(More)
OBJECTIVES This study's objective was to determine the prevalence of body shape changes and metabolic abnormalities in an ambulant population with HIV infection. Three different definitions of lipodystrophy were used to assess these changes. Patients' anthropometric measures and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans were compared in order to(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the existing literature on suicidal behaviour in people with HIV/AIDS infection. METHOD A search on the Index Medicus/MEDLINE database was performed, for articles that investigated and/or reviewed suicidal behaviour in people with HIV at any stage of the illness. Only articles written in English were used in this review. RESULTS Most(More)
OBJECTIVE Existing research suggests that the rate of depressive illness and depressive symptoms are high in people living with HIV/AIDS, but investigations on the causes of depression provide conflicting results. Social, psychological and biological factors have all been suggested as possible causes of depression in people living with HIV/AIDS. The(More)
BACKGROUND The present study investigated the prevalence of depression in HIV-positive individuals and its association with adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). METHODS HIV-positive (n = 80) and HIV-negative (n = 20) participants were assessed for depression and adherence via clinical interview and self-reporting. RESULTS Fourteen(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this paper is: to compare the utility of four approaches to the diagnosis of depression in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease; to examine the utility of four rating scales to assess the presence and severity of depression; and to devise a set of substitutive criteria that would be appropriate in patients with HIV(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence and predictors of an incomplete immune response in patients with sustained viral suppression after starting their first or second combination antiretroviral treatment (cART) regimen. METHODS All patients were recruited to the Australian HIV Observational Database (AHOD) by March 2006. Data were analyzed to assess the(More)
In this paper we review studies of depression in patients with HIV/AIDS. Methodological issues of importance in understanding and evaluating depression in this patient population are described, and methodological variations between studies, particularly in reference to methods of case detection, diagnostic criteria used and characteristics of the(More)
BACKGROUND To examine the long-term effects of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in a cohort of patients admitted to Fairfield Hospital with hepatitis from 1971 to 1975. The availability of stored sera from this time enabled testing to identify those who were anti-HCV positive on admission. METHODS Sixteen per cent (n = 230) of the cohort tested positive(More)