Gibson Sijumbila

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Inmate populations include a large number of individuals at risk of HIV infection. However, there is insufficient data about HIV/AIDS epidemiology in prisons. Our study, conducted in Zambia, a sub-Saharan African nation with an estimated HIV prevalence of 19% in adults, was designed to address this shortfall.
In medium 199, ciliary beat frequency (CBF) in human nasal epithelium declines to 60% of baseline by 2 h and 1 nM phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate (PMA) doubles the rate of decline by activating protein kinase C (PKC). We find that a reported negative control for PMA, 4alpha-phorbol (1 pM-1 nM)+/-1 nM PMA, not only maintains CBF at baseline, but arrests a(More)
INTRODUCTION Small scale and large scale farmers around Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia grow vegetables using intensive agriculture methods to satisfy the ever increasing demand. To ensure maximum yield they apply various types of pesticides to control pests and diseases that attack these vegetables. Organophosphate pesticides are widely used in(More)
Diabetes mellitus is a complex metabolic disease which affects carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism.In view of the significant effect on lipid metabolism we investigated the relationships between type 2 diabetes mellitus and blood levels of triglycerides, cholesterol, high density lipoproteins (HDL) and low density lipoproteins (LDL). This was an(More)
The management of acute malaria consists of chemotherapy aimed at restoring the normal function of all organs. Appropriate treatment is dependent upon extensive knowledge of the drug sensitivity patterns of the malaria parasites in the area. This is also important for chemoprophylaxis. Drug sensitivity patterns and recrudescence rates for Mongu (Western(More)
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