Laura A. Napolitano

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BACKGROUND The introduction of C-C chemokine receptor type-5 (CCR5) antagonists as antiretroviral therapy has led to the need to study HIV co-receptor tropism in different HIV-1 subtypes and geographical locations. This study was undertaken to evaluate HIV-1 co-receptor tropism in the developing world where non-B subtypes predominate, in order to assess the(More)
Patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome are at risk to develop a variety of different cancers. Based on epidemiological data, Kaposi's sarcoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma have been clearly associated with infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Additional cancers such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, melanoma, and(More)
BACKGROUND During the first two decades of the U.S. AIDS epidemic, and unlike some malignancies, breast cancer risk was significantly lower for women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection compared to the general population. This deficit in HIV-associated breast cancer could not be attributed to differences in survival, immune deficiency,(More)
L’inappropriatezza dei test diagnostici è un problema reale in Medicina di Laboratorio con forti risvolti di tipo etico, di malasanità, di risk management e di costi. Il Laboratorio di analisi non deve essere considerato semplicemente un servizio a disposizione dei reparti, un centro di produzione di numeri. Il ruolo di un moderno Laboratorio clinico è(More)
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