Bettina Hintsche

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OBJECTIVES This cross-sectional study was designed to pilot the analysis of clinical data, knowledge about and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS, and prevention and risk behaviour in persons recently infected with HIV. METHODS Blood samples and demographic, laboratory, clinical and behavioural data were collected from patients with newly diagnosed HIV(More)
Methadone is metabolized by various isoforms of the cytochrome P450 family, which can be induced by many drugs, including nevirapine. The objective of the present study was to determine the effects of coadministration of nevirapine and methadone on the dose-adjusted areas under the concentration-time curves (AUCs) of racemic and (R)-methadone. Twenty-five(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was performed to investigate the impact of HAART versus no HAART and nucleoside free versus nucleoside containing HAART on the efficacy and safety of pegylated interferon and ribavirin therapy for the treatment of chronic HCV infection in HIV/HCV co-infected patients. In addition a control group of HCV mono-infected patients undergoing(More)
OBJECTIVES Outbreaks of sexually transmitted acute HCV infection have been described recently in several cities in the western world. The epidemic affects mainly MSM who are coinfected with HIV and is supposably linked to certain sexual risk practices. Here, we compared our findings with current knowledge and recommendations. METHODS HIV-positive patients(More)
The sensitivity and specificity of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1-specific immunoglobulin G capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (BED-CEIA) were compared with those of the avidity index method to identify recent HIV infection using a panel of 148 samples (81 patients) representing durations of infection ranging from 0 to 222 weeks. The(More)
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