Huiqin Li

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BACKGROUND Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has significantly decreased mortality among Chinese HIV patients. However, emerging HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) poses a growing threat to the long-term success and durability of HAART. METHODS Three cross-sectional surveys were conducted across the country from 2004 to 2006, respectively. Patients(More)
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Despite increases in the survival rate for various types of cancer over the past several decades, lung cancer remains an overwhelmingly lethal disease and the majority of patients succumb to the disease in a short period of time. A number of treatment options are available depending on the(More)
BACKGROUND Co-infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) has become the most common cause of death in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients on antiretroviral therapy. The distribution of HCV genotypes varies with geographical regions and time, and limited studies have focused on the HCV genotype in HIV/HCV co-infection. METHODS The distribution(More)
AIM To identify the prevalence and predictors of abnormal renal function among HIV-positive Chinese patients prior to antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation and to evaluate subsequent changes in renal function after ART exposure. METHODS We conducted a nationwide cohort study of subjects who enrolled in the national Chinese ART program from January 1,(More)
BACKGROUND Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B*5701 is strongly associated with developing a hypersensitivity reaction to abacavir (ABC). Limited data exist on HLA-B*5701 prevalence in HIV-1-infected subjects in China. We investigated HLA-B*5701 prevalence in HIV-1-infected population including Han and non-Han ethnic groups. METHODS A prospective multi-centre(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify factors associated with mother-to-child-transmission and late access to prevention of maternal to child transmission (PMTCT) services among HIV-infected women; and risk factors for infant mortality among HIV-exposed infants in order to assess the feasibility of virtual elimination of vertical transmission and pediatric HIV in this(More)
Recombination contributes greatly to the diversity of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). A large number of recombinant strains have been found in China, particularly in Yunnan, which is considered the HIV-1 epicenter of China. Surveillance of unique recom-binant forms is helpful for prediction of new circulating recombinant forms. In this study,(More)