Christopher P. Hudson

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Networks of concurrent sexual partnerships may be the primary cause of epidemic spread of HIV-1 in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. This pattern of sexual behaviour increases the likelihood that individuals experiencing primary HIV-1 infection transmit the virus to other persons. Networks of concurrent partnerships are likely to be important in both the early(More)
There is a need for new hypotheses to supplement existing explanations for the observed differences in HIV prevalence between countries and within countries. Due to high levels of viraemia during the initial phase of HIV infection, networks of concurrent regular partnerships in a community could be the determining factor in the development of an AIDS(More)
SETTING University-affiliated hospital in South Africa. OBJECTIVE To assess the time to diagnosis and the yield and laboratory cost of diagnostic procedures in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated tuberculosis. DESIGN Cohort study. PATIENTS Adult HIV-infected patients with newly-diagnosed tuberculosis admitted over a 2-year period. RESULTS(More)
Before commencing rational control programmes for AIDS in Africa it is desirable to determine the relative importance of heterosexual and various non-sexual modes of transmission. We investigated this by comparing the seroepidemiologies of AIDS, hepatitis B and syphilis at two rural hospitals in southwest Uganda. During August 1986, 3% of 357 outpatients,(More)
This paper reviews the scientific basis for trials exploring the relation between sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in Mwanza in the United Republic of Tanzania and Rakai and Masaka in the Republic of Uganda. The importance of a study's location and explanations for the divergent results of these trials(More)
Because of the prevalence of leptospirosis in Barbados, patients who present to the hospital with febrile illnesses are routinely screened for Leptospira infection and their sera are stored for future reference. While the majority of patients are infected with Leptospira, some are not. Since some symptoms of acute HIV-1 illness are similar to those of(More)