Hollis Hughes

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Actinomycosis is a chronic infection caused by Actinomyces species characterized by abscess formation, tissue fibrosis, and draining sinuses. The spectrum of infections caused by Actinomyces species ranges from classical invasive actinomycosis to a less invasive form of superficial skin and soft tissue infection. We present a review detailing all(More)
Rio de Janeiro's 350,000 construction workers are considered to be at high risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection because of their isolation and poverty. Most of these men are immigrants from agricultural areas and are separated from their wives for months at a time. Both encounters with prostitutes or homosexual relationships with other(More)
In the poor neighborhoods of the capital city of Port au Prince Haiti are 100s of brightly painted beauty parlors, displaying signs like "Femme Moderne, studio de beaute." They are popular and cheap; between 70 and 80% of the population use them. In the south of the city, a team of health promotion volunteers are turning some 64 beauty parlors into AIDS(More)
There are approximately 50,000 workers employed in the light assembly industry in Haiti. About 70% are women, the majority of whom are aged between 25 and 34 years, and are either single or in a nonpermanent relationship with the father of their children. Many live and work in appalling conditions, surviving on very low wages to support several children(More)
Four years after its first AIDS case diagnosis in 1987, Rocinha--the largest shanty town in Latin America located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil--has a well-established AIDS control program, including distribution of free condoms. The local health post which provides medical care is composed of a professional health team that aims to support local participation(More)
Built and run by a resident's association, a primary health care clinic has guided AIDS control efforts in Rocinha, a district within Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the largest shanty town in all of Latin America. 130,000 people inhabit Rocinha, where the spread of disease is a constant threat. Drug abuse, prostitution, and sexual violence contribute to the(More)
Acknowledgments We would like to thank several individuals for their time and help in carrying out this work. From the " client " , the US General Services Administration (GSA), all helped us with their time and energy for this project. The utility, Pacific, Gas & Electric Company, oversaw the retrofit and data collection, Steve Blanc being the prime mover(More)
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