Phillip Nieburg

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BACKGROUND Most HIV-infection in children occurs in sub-Saharan Africa where antiretroviral therapy is seldom available. This study compares the growth progression and retardation of HIV-infected and uninfected children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire). It estimates the risk for child growth retardation according to child and maternal(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine demographic and behavioural factors and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) associated with prevalent HIV-1 infection among brothel based and other female sex workers (FSWs) in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. METHODS Data were collected from questionnaires, physical examinations, and laboratory evaluations on Thai FSWs enrolled(More)
In many countries, measles surveillance relies heavily on the use of a standard clinical case definition; however, the clinical signs and symptoms of measles are similar to those of dengue. For example, during 1985, in Puerto Rico, 22 (23%) of 94 cases of illnesses with rashes that met the measles clinical case definition were serologically confirmed as(More)
In the disaster relief programme for Kampuchean refugees in Thailand, epidemiological techniques were incorporated into the health-planning process during the first 2 weeks of the refugee influx. The findings influenced not only health care in the first refugee camp but also the delivery of medical services in subsequent camps. The mortality rate in the(More)
mind the nitty-gritty details a report of the csis global health policy center At a time of new global opportunities and challenges, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) provides strategic insights and bipartisan policy solutions to decisionmakers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. A(More)
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