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BACKGROUND Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has become more available throughout the developing world during the past 5 years. The World Health Organization recommends nonnucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitor-based regimens as initial ART. However, their efficacy may be compromised by resistance mutations selected by single-dose nevirapine (sdNVP) used to(More)
BACKGROUND In resource-limited settings, most perinatally HIV-1-infected infants do not receive timely antiretroviral therapy because early HIV-1 diagnosis is not available or affordable. OBJECTIVE To assess the performance of a low-cost in-house real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay to detect HIV-1 DNA in infant dried blood spots (DBS). (More)
Sodium tetraborate or borax is used as a preservative in food and it is toxic to humans depending on dosage. The target organs of borax toxicity include the central nervous system, kidney and liver, and borax can be accumulated in the blood circulation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of borax on human red blood cells (RBCs) of both normal(More)
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