Miguel Cashat-Cruz

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Recently, we developed an immunoglobulin G (IgG)-capture BED-enzyme immunoassay (BED-CEIA) to identify recent HIV-1 infections. We estimated HIV-1 incidence among inner-city pregnant women in Atlanta, Georgia (1991-1998) using this assay. The annual cumulative incidence was estimated at 2.4/1000 (95% CI = 2.0-2.9). Incidence declined from 3.1/1000 in(More)
OBJECTIVES The most common complication of herpes zoster (HZ) is postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), a persistent pain that can substantially affect quality of life (QoL). This analysis aimed to evaluate predictors of PHN in HZ patients. METHODS A pooled analysis of prospective cohort studies of HZ patients aged ≥ 50 years from North America (Canada), Latin(More)
BACKGROUND Herpes zoster (HZ) has a significant negative effect on the productive work life of individuals, and has been shown to be responsible for cases of absenteeism, presenteeism and decreased work effectiveness. The aim of this study was to evaluate health utility scores and associated predictors in an actively employed population of Herpes Zoster(More)
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