Ivan Namakoola

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the use of grey/distal banded nails as an indicator of advanced immunosuppression, and thus eligibility for ART, in resource poor settings. METHODS We tested whether grey/distal banded nails and/or oral pigmentation could be used to identify patients with low CD4 cell counts at two cut-offs: <200 and <350 cells/microl in ART naive(More)
BACKGROUND Antiretroviral therapy (ART) improves the survival and quality of life of HIV-positive individuals, but the effects of long-term ART use do eventually manifest. The Complications of Long-Term Antiretroviral Therapy cohort study in Uganda (CoLTART) was established to investigate the metabolic and renal complications of long-term ART use among(More)
HIV care programs in resource-limited settings have hitherto concentrated on antiretroviral therapy (ART) access, but HIV drug resistance is emerging. In a cross-sectional study of HIV-positive adults on ART for ≥6 months enrolled into a prospective cohort in Uganda, plasma HIV RNA was measured and genotyped if ≥1000 copies/ml. Identified Drug resistance(More)
BACKGROUND WHO recommends using Tenofovir containing first line antiretroviral therapy (ART), however, Tenofovir has been reported to be associated with renal impairment and dysfunction. We compared renal function among individuals on Tenofovir and those on non-Tenofovir containing ART. METHODS In a cross-sectional study of HIV-Positive adults on ART, at(More)
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