Luciana Lange Bassani

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A retrospective survey to estimate the prevalence of hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) infections was conducted on the samples of 247 African HIV-1 positive pregnant women who had participated to a mother-to-child prevention trial carried out in urban settings in Kampala, Uganda and Kigali, Rwanda. Hepatitis B markers studied were HBs antigen (HBsAg) and, if(More)
To identify factors that may limit acceptance of HIV testing and enrolment in the programmes for the prevention of mother-to-child-transmission of HIV, we retrospectively assessed the performance of the service at St Francis Hospital, Nsambya in Kampala. Over five years, a total of 26,556 pregnant women were offered voluntary counselling and confidential(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of different modalities of infant feeding on HIV transmission in children in a prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) program in an urban hospital in Uganda. METHODS HIV-infected pregnant women in the PMTCT program at St Francis Hospital Nsambya, Kampala were offered the chance to participate in the study.(More)
Maize is one of the most important crops worldwide, and in Brazil, the state of Paraná stands as its largest producer. The crop demands high inputs of N fertilizers, therefore all strategies aiming to optimize the grain production with lower inputs are very relevant. Endophytic bacteria have a high potential to increment maize grain yield by means of input(More)
To describe the infant feeding practices in the general population in Uganda, and to assess the impact of maternal HIV status on these practices, a questionnaire was administered to women attending the follow-up clinics for child vaccination. Among the mothers who were still breastfeeding at the time of interview (N=838), 61.4% of the HIV-infected women had(More)
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