Carina Matei

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A1 The outcome of patients with recurrent versus non-recurrent pneumococcal meningitis in a tertiary health-care hospital in Bucharest Cristian-Mihail Niculae, Eliza Manea, Raluca Jipa, Simona Merisor, Ruxandra Moroti, Serban Benea, Adriana Hristea National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Prof. Dr. Matei Balș”, Bucharest, Romania; Carol Davila University(More)
Methods We analyze different aspects of a project developed by nongovernmental organizations for people affected by HIV, namely the Romanian Anti-AIDS Association (ARAS), the National Union of Organizations of People Affected by HIV/AIDS (UNOPA) along with the Romanian HIV/AIDS Center and the National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Prof. Dr. Matei(More)
In the past few years, the rate of HIV perinatally exposed children has increased as a consequence of the expanding number of infected women. These women belong, on the one hand, to Romania’s 1990s cohort, and on the other to the group of new sexually or intravenously (i.v.) drug infected women. To report the characteristics of vertically HIV infected(More)
Case report We present the case of a 9 year, 6 month old girl, diagnosed with HIV at the age of 2, right after the death of her HIV seropositive father (later the mother was also diagnosed with HIV). For more than 7 years the mother did not administer the child the antiretroviral treatment that she was supplied with. In January 2013, after the mother’s(More)
Background The recent years’ experience made us face a new typology of HIV cases (the outbreak within the people who inject drugs) as well as the necessity to adapt specific cares to the needs of the patients coming from the 1987-1990 cohort. The latter presents a complex pathology: they are therapeutically multi experienced, have adherence and ART(More)
Background HIV infection in Romania has always stood for a particular event compared to Western and Central Europe epidemics. The specificity of the Romanian epidemic lays in a high rate of incidence in children, registered at the end of 1980s and beginning of 1990s, otherwise known as the “epidemiological accident”. Over 70% of people living with HIV/AIDS(More)
Background In 2011 and 2012 Romania registered a significant increase in the number of intravenous drug users (IVDUs) along with a change in the use pattern, namely the replacement of heroin with the so called “new drugs”. These are mostly synthetic cannabinoids and cathiones. Within this context, the share of new IVDU-HIV cases expanded from 3% in 2010 to(More)
O1 HIV-1 diversity in Bulgaria (current molecular epidemiological picture) Ivailo Alexiev, Reneta Dimitrova, Anna Gancheva, Asya Kostadinova, Mariyana Stoycheva, Daniela Nikolova, Ivaylo Elenkov National HIV Reference Laboratory, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia, Bulgaria; Department of Infectious Diseases, Medical University,(More)