Mayte A Paredes

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BACKGROUND Honduras has the highest concentration of HIV and AIDS cases in Central America, with an estimated adult HIV prevalence of 1.5%. Prevalence is higher among certain ethnic groups such as the Garífuna with a reported HIV prevalence of 8%. METHODS A biological and behavioral survey was conducted on a stratified random sample of the Garífuna(More)
BACKGROUND Transmitted drug resistance (TDR) reduces the efficacy of antiretroviral treatment and is a public health concern. OBJECTIVES To gain insight in the epidemiology of TDR in Honduras by evaluating the amount of TDR in a representative sample of newly diagnosed individuals and by determining whether these are recent or established infections. (More)
The cellular target of streptomycin (STP) was investigated by analyzing the activity of glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) or choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) enzymes of synthesis of GABA and acetylcholine (Ach), respectively, [supposedly located in hair cells (GAD) or efferent terminals (ChAT)] in control and in 50 day-STP-treated colored guinea pig vestibular(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a study among HIV-positive men and women in Honduras to describe demographics, HIV risk behaviors and sexually transmitted infection prevalence, and identify correlates of unsafe sex. METHODS Participants were recruited from HIV clinics and nongovernmental organizations in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, Honduras in a(More)
Honduras has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in Central America. Data on HIV incidence are needed to identify groups at greatest need of prevention interventions to inform the national HIV response. We applied a test for recent infection to HIV-positive specimens from a biological and behavioral survey to estimate assay-derived incidence among men(More)
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