Mariana Mărdărescu

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INTRODUCTION Late presentation is associated with increased healthcare costs, rates of HIV transmission and poor outcome. In Romania, in 2012, one third of individuals with new HIV diagnosis were late presenters (LP). OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the epidemiological and clinical characteristics associated with late presentation. (More)
A1 The outcome of patients with recurrent versus non-recurrent pneumococcal meningitis in a tertiary health-care hospital in Background Pneumococcal meningitis (PM) is a life-threatening disease. Recurrent PM is relatively rare and associated with predisposing conditions. This study analyzed the outcome of patients with recurrent versus non-recurrent PM.(More)
Session title: epidemiology, subtypes, regional issues O1 HIV-1 diversity in Bulgaria (current molecular epidemiological picture) Objectives In Bulgaria 1606 cases with HIV/AIDS were diagnosed from 1986 until 2012. Epidemiological data indicated greater heterogeneity of HIV-1 positive population, including minority groups, migrants, and recent increase of(More)
Since the early 1990s Romania has made important progresses in the HIV/AIDS area, also recognised by the international community. These steps forward concern treatment and care for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and prevention of HIV transmission among young people and vulnerable groups. However, the global economic crisis has generated a behavioural(More)
Objective: to identify types of birth defects in HIV vertically exposed children and to determine the rate of congenital disorders counted in children born to HIV infected mothers. We analyzed the data recorded for HIV perinatally exposed children followed up in the National Institute for Infectious Diseases " Prof. Dr. Matei Balş " , Bucharest, the(More)
In the past few years, the rate of HIV perinatally exposed children has increased as a consequence of the expanding number of infected women. These women belong, on the one hand, to Romania's 1990s cohort, and on the other to the group of new sexually or intravenously (i.v.) drug infected women. To report the characteristics of vertically HIV infected(More)