Julius Ssempiira

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SETTING Mulago Hospital, Uganda. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the burden of TB-HIV (tuberculosis-human immunodeficiency virus) co-infections and their predictors in an urban hospital-based HIV programme. DESIGN Prospective observational study. METHODS Clinicians screened all patients with HIV/AIDS (acquired immune-deficiency syndrome) for previous and(More)
BACKGROUND An effective HIV vaccine is still elusive. Of the 9 HIV preventive vaccine efficacy trials conducted to-date, only one reported positive results of modest efficacy. More efficacy trials need to be conducted before one or more vaccines are eventually licensed. We assessed the suitability of fishing communities in Uganda for future HIV vaccine(More)
Methods A retrospective cohort analysis of patient data on ART between August 2005 and June 2009 at Mulago Hospital AIDS (ISS) clinic. Changes in Body Mass Index (BMI) and CD4 cell count, incidence of Opportunistic Infections (OIs) and mortality were compared with the patients’ socio-demographics, WHO stage and CD4 count at initiation of ART, ART regimen(More)
In Uganda, malaria vector control interventions and case management with Artemisinin Combination Therapies (ACTs) have been scaled up over the last few years as a result of increased funding. Data on parasitaemia prevalence among children less than 5 years old and coverage of interventions was collected during the first two Malaria Indicator Surveys (MIS)(More)
BACKGROUND Malaria burden in Uganda has declined disproportionately among regions despite overall high intervention coverage across all regions. The Uganda Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) 2014-15 was the second nationally representative survey conducted to provide estimates of malaria prevalence among children less than 5 years, and to track the progress of(More)
BACKGROUND Although the association between alcohol consumption and HIV risk is well documented, few studies have examined the magnitude of new HIV infections that could be prevented by controlling alcohol use. We report the population attributable fraction (PAF) of incident HIV infections due to alcohol consumption among the HIV high-risk population of(More)
INTRODUCTION Fishing communities (FCs) in Uganda have high HIV infection rates but poor access to health services including family planning (FP). Although FP is a cost-effective public health intervention, there is a paucity of data on knowledge and use of modern FP in FCs. This study determined knowledge and use of modern FP methods in FCs of Uganda. (More)
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