Kamyar Alaei

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Isoniazid (INH) chemoprophylaxis has a positive impact on the development of clinical tuberculosis. Due to the increased prevalence of tuberculosis among HIV-infected individuals, we evaluated the effect of INH on the prevention of clinical tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients. We administered 300 mg of INH daily to 246 HIV-infected, tuberculin skin(More)
Thrombocytopenia is a blood dyscrasia common in AIDS patients that may result from increased viral load and diminished CD4 T lymphocytes. We evaluated the rate of thrombocytopenia (platelet count < 100 000/microL) in 170 HIV-infected patients (161 males and 9 females) from May 2000-April 2001 in Kermanshah, Islamic Republic of Iran. All except 7 females(More)
Background: Tuberculosis is a common infection among HIV positive patients. It causes a lot of obstacles in diagnosis, and it can significantly affect the course of HIV infection. Materials and Methods: Between March 1997 and April 2001, we evaluated the rate of clinical tuberculosis among 638 HIV positive patients in Kermanshah province in IRAN. The study(More)
Background: Due to increased prevalence of tuberculosis among HIV-infected patients, INH (Isoniazid) chemoprophylaxis has a major impact on the development of clinical tuberculosis. Materials and Methods: For the evaluation of INH effect on prevention, we used INH, 300 mg daily for 115 available TST (tuberculin skin test) positive HIV-infected patients for(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is easily spread among those who share drug injection equipment. Due to the ease of contraction and growing prevalence of HCV in Eastern Europe, the aims of this study focused on describing risky injection practices as well as the prevalence of HCV, HIV and hepatitis B virus (HBV) among people who inject drugs (PWID) who were(More)
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