Jakkriss Bhumisawasdi

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Extensive transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) in Thailand began in 1988, resulting in an estimated 800,000 cumulative infections by 1994. During 1994 and 1995, we collected blood specimens from 215 asymptomatic HIV-1-infected people with various risk behaviors from nine locations in all four regions of Thailand. HIV-1 subtypes and(More)
The antiviral effects of interferon (IFN) on varicella zoster virus (VZV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV) in vitro were examined. The values for the 50% inhibitory dose (ID50) of IFN-alpha, beta and gamma determined by plaque reduction assay, were 0.813, 0.650 and 13.750 IU/ml, respectively, against VZV and 18.00, 10.38 and 115.0 IU/ml, respectively, against(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Diabetes mellitus is a costly and growing health issue for the individual as well as the nation with much concern needed to change the way of life globally, Thailand included. Conventional medical care comprises of lifestyle modifications and the use of diabetic drugs but even with the development of new drugs, little achievement(More)
The antiviral effects of interferon (IFN) on varicella zoster virus (VZV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV) in vitro were examined. The values for the 50% inhibitory dose (1050) of IFNa, f3 and ·Y determined by plaque reduction assay, were 0.813, 0.650 and 13.750 IU/ml, respectively, against VZV and 18.00, 10.38 and 115.0 IU/ml, respectively, against HSV. Thus(More)
HBV infection is a major health problem in Southeast Asia. Thailand is considered to be an endemic area of HBV infection(18). Prevalence of HBsAg carriers is 5.2 per cent in children, 9 per cent in adults and 5.6 per cent in pregnant women(19,20). We believe that the monoclonal antibody described in the present report will be useful to develop HBsAg-KIT for(More)
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