Natália Alberto Alves Brandão

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This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of infection by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) in people infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and analyze sociodemographic and behavioral factors associated with such co-infection. A cross-section study was performed in 495 individuals treated at a public center in the city(More)
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a tropical neglected disease endemic in 98 countries and affects more than 58 000 individuals per year. Several serological tests are available for VL diagnosis, including an immunochromatographic (IC) test with the rK39 antigen and finger prick-collected blood, a rapid and low-invasive test. Here, we investigate the(More)
Because of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) urbanization and spreading of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection to rural areas, coinfection has become more common. Here, we compared the accuracy of Kalazar Detect® (KD), an rK39-based immunochromatographic (IC) test, and OrangeLife® (OL), an rK39 + rK28 IC test, for diagnosing VL in patients coinfected(More)
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