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We conducted 16 in-depth interviews with family caregivers of AIDS patients in three rural districts in western Uganda. They were selected from a client visitation list of the home-based care program for AIDS patients, based on volunteer participation. Family caregivers reported huge problems associated with providing the necessary psychological, social,(More)
In the context of a larger study on malaria related knowledge, attitudes, practices and beliefs in western Uganda 813 women aged 15-49 years were shown a sample of a pre-packed, unit-dosed malaria treatment for children, its use was explained and attitudes of the women were investigated. Of all women, 90.5% (86% urban, 92% rural) said they would prefer the(More)
A cross sectional study was carried out to determine Selective Protein Index (SPI) and relate it to some clinical features that might be useful in deciding on the treatment of children with the nephrotic syndrome in four hospitals in Kampala, Uganda. Radial immunodiffusion technique in commercially prepared plates was used for the determination of SPI. High(More)
The aim of this study was to measure the burden of care for family caregivers of AIDS patients. A cross-sectional exploratory design was used to describe the care experiences of family caregivers of AIDS care recipients. A questionnaire was used to interview 120 family caregivers of AIDS patients from four rural areas in western Uganda. The questions asked(More)
HIV/AIDS has had a profound impact on children around the world since the start of the epidemic. There are currently 3.4 million children under the age of 15 years living with HIV globally, and more than 450,000 children currently receiving lifesaving antiretroviral treatment. This article describes efforts supported by the President's Emergency Plan for(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of young HIV-infected children is challenging because of rapid disease progression, high viral loads and few drug options. This review was undertaken to update evidence on the management of young HIV-infected children and to inform the development of the 2013 WHO guidelines for antiretroviral therapy (ART) in low and middle-income(More)
The value of HIV-1 IgA antibodies for early diagnosis of HIV infection in infants in serum, saliva and urine was investigated at Mulago Hospital, Kampala. Sensitivity and specificity in serum of HIV-infected infants at different ages were: 0 to 1 months, 88 and 95%; 1 to 3 months, 88 and 97%; 4 to 6 months, 80 and 96%. They decreased between 67 and 77% and(More)
METHODS Groups of HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected infants younger than 18 months (mainly younger than 6 months) were compared to identify clinical features that could differentiate the two groups. The HIV-infected group also was compared with HIV-infected children older than 18 months. Recruitment was as follows for the group younger than 18 months: 708(More)