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The mechanism of CD4(+) T cell depletion in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 infection remains controversial. Using deuterated glucose to label the DNA of proliferating cells in vivo, we studied T cell dynamics in four normal subjects and seven HIV-1-infected patients naive to antiretroviral drugs. The results were analyzed using a newly developed(More)
Condomless commercial sex work is a common mode of HIV transmission in China. This study systematically reviews the impacts of behavioral interventions on condom use and HIV testing uptake among female sex workers (FSW) in China. Chinese and English language peer-reviewed articles published between January 2000 and December 2013 were searched in five(More)
PROBLEM Female mice that are injected with estradiol-17beta (E2) and testosterone during the 7-day immune adaptive period are infertile at adulthood. To determine whether the resultant infertility can be caused by steroids other than estrogens/ androgens, this study examined the effect of injecting cortisone, alone, and in combination with E2 and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this meta-analysis was to investigate temporal and geographical trends in the HIV epidemic among female sex workers (FSWs) recruited from various venues in China. METHODS Chinese and English peer-reviewed articles published between January 2000 and February 2013 were systematically searched. Standard meta-analysis methods were used to(More)
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