Fiona Mitchell

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BACKGROUND The diagnosis of viral gastroenteritis can be carried out by non-molecular techniques such as electron microscopy (EM), enzyme-immunoassay and latex agglutination tests and various molecular techniques. Normally molecular detection requires the use of three separate protocols to detect the three main causes of viral gastroenteritis, adenoviruses,(More)
BACKGROUND With HIV-1-infected individuals now facing the prospect of relatively long and healthy lives, many discordant couples (where the male is HIV-1 seropositive) are seeking to have children. To assist reducing the risks of heterosexual and subsequent vertical transmission in this situation, quantification of HIV-1 viral load in seminal plasma may be(More)
BACKGROUND People who have had a cardiac event are at increased risk of a subsequent event and death and are, therefore, the priority for preventive cardiology in Australia and elsewhere. Guidelines for physiological and lifestyle risk factors have been developed to encourage risk reduction as a means of secondary prevention. The aim of the present study(More)