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BACKGROUND If Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the cause of Kaposi's sarcoma, serologic evidence of infection should be present in patients before the disease develops. METHODS Using an immunoblot assay for two latent nuclear antigens of KSHV, we tested serum samples from homosexual male patients with the acquired immunodeficiency(More)
SUMMARY This paper considers nonparametric estimation in a varying coefficient model with repeated measurements (Yij, X tj , t u), r and (Yy, X tJ , t tJ) denote the yth outcome, covariate and time design points, respectively, of the ith subject. The model considered here is Y u = XjjPitij) + £i(t u), where fi{t) = {fi o (t),..., j? t (t)) T , for k ^ 0,(More)
We determined incidence and future projections of dementia after AIDS onset in 492 homosexual men with AIDS in the Baltimore/Los Angeles sites of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study, 64 of whom developed dementia. We studied various risk factors for dementia, including demographic and clinical features, medical history, markers of immune status before AIDS,(More)
BACKGROUND Cross-sectional studies suggest an association between bacterial vaginosis (BV) and HIV-1 infection. However, an assessment of a temporal effect was not possible. OBJECTIVES To determine the association of BV and other disturbances of vaginal flora with HIV seroconversion among pregnant and postnatal women in Malawi, Africa. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Neither previous hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection nor vaccination with HCV-derived antigens protects against reinfection. However, HCV infection and vaccination in chimpanzees has been shown to reduce the magnitude and duration of viraemia with re-challenge. We aimed to establish whether similar immunity could be achieved in man. METHODS From(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine rates of HIV-1 and sexually transmitted disease (STD) among pregnant and postpartum women in urban Malawi, Africa. DESIGN Serial cross-sectional surveys and a prospective study. METHODS Three major surveys were conducted in 1990, 1993 and 1994/1995. Consecutive first-visit antenatal women and women giving birth at the Queen(More)
PURPOSE To assess ethnic differences in the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a disaster, and to assess the factors that may explain these differences. METHODS We used data from a representative survey of the New York City metropolitan area (n=2,616) conducted 6 months after September 11, 2001. Linear models were fit to assess(More)
Disturbances of vaginal flora are common among women of reproductive age. In areas of sub-Saharan Africa where the prevalence of HIV is high, the frequency of bacterial vaginosis (BV) is also high. In this study, we assessed the association of BV and other disturbances of vaginal flora with prevalent HIV infection in two cross-sectional studies among(More)
Studies show that around 10-40% HIV-positive women will give birth to children who are also infected. However, the risk factors for transmission from mother to child are not well understood and the effects of maternal nutritional status are unknown. We conducted a study of vitamin A status in pregnant women as a risk factor for mother-to-child transmission(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors sought to determine whether rates of depressive symptoms change from early- to late-stage HIV-1 infection and to determine the predictors of depressive symptoms as AIDS develops. METHOD The data for this study were from 911 HIV-seropositive men-community volunteers from four U.S. cities-who entered the 10-year Multicenter AIDS Cohort(More)