Joseph I Onyewuche

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To evaluate the effect of a combination of nevirapine + stavudine + lamivudine on Haematological and Biochemical values of HIV-1 positive patients in Lagos. Fifty patients who met the enrollment criteria for accelerated clinical trial were studied. Ten millimeters of blood was taken from each patient at first visit for basic haematological and biochemical(More)
Definitive diagnosis of HIV infection in infants < 18 months of age who were born to HIV-infected mothers is still posing some difficulty in Nigeria and other developing countries. Within this age definitive diagnosis can only be carried out by antigen based techniques which are indeed not available in these developing countries. This has resulted in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate treatment outcome in the first 12 months among HIV-positive patients managed with a combination of nevirapine + stavudine + lamivudine under the current national antiretroviral (ARV) program in Nigeria. DESIGN This was a prospective observational, cohort study on 50 ARV-naive patients who met the inclusion criteria for the program(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of the Capcellia assay and the Dynabeads technique against the FACScount technique in the estimation of CD4 T-lymphocytes within a Nigerian setting. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Urban area in Nigeria. SUBJECTS Ninety seven subjects (51 HIV seronegative and 46 HIV seropositive adults) seen in the blood banks and(More)
Immune response of infants vaccinated under Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) was evaluated for measles, poliomyelitis, and tuberculosis in Ifo/Otta area of Ogun State and Badagry area of Lagos State, Nigeria. In the prevaccination evaluation of measles antibody, 59 per cent were protected and 41 per cent were at risk in Ifo/Otta area, while 49 per(More)
Population studies showed that there are differences in T-lymphocytes subpopulation of normal children in different regions, and reference values in an area might be different from another. This study compared the values in our population with CDC and WHO reference values. Blood samples from 279 healthy, HIV-negative children <12 years of age were analysed(More)
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