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Late Presentation into Care of HIV Disease and Its Associated Factors in Asia: Results of TAHOD.
The identified risk factors associated with late presentation should be utilized in formulating targeted public health intervention to improve earlier entry into HIV care. Expand
A pilot study on the usefulness of information and education campaign materials in enhancing the knowledge, attitude and practice on rabies in rural Sri Lanka.
Awareness and proper attitude toward rabies management and canine population control are adequate among the rural Sinhalese and Buddhist populations of Sri Lanka; however, their current health practices should be improved. Expand
Revisiting rabies in Japan: is there cause for alarm?
The two recent human deaths from rabies are discussed, the current situation and control measures in Japan and surrounding countries where the disease is prevalent are reviewed, precautionary measures for travelers are summarized, and public health strategies to prevent the re-introduction of rabies in the country are suggested. Expand
Adherence to antiretroviral therapy for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia: a comparative analysis of two regional cohorts
Levels and determinants of adherence over time between HIV‐positive persons receiving ART who were enrolled in a bi‐regional cohort in sub‐Saharan Africa and Asia are compared. Expand
Risk and prognostic significance of tuberculosis in patients from The TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database
The risk of TB diagnosis was associated with increasing immunodeficiency and partly reduced by antiretroviral treatment, and the prognosis of developing TB appeared to be similar to that following a diagnosis of other non-TB ADI. Expand
Immunodeficiency at the Start of Combination Antiretroviral Therapy in Low-, Middle-, and High-Income Countries
Median CD4 cell counts at the start of cART increased 2000–2009 but remained below 200 cells/&mgr;L in LIC and MIC and below 300 cells/ &mgr:L in HIC. Expand
Experience with the use of a first‐line regimen of stavudine, lamivudine and nevirapine in patients in the TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database
The antiretroviral treatment (ART) combination of stavudine, lamivudine and nevirapine (d4T/3TC/NVP) is the most frequently used initial regimen in many Asian countries. There are few data on theExpand
Prior antiretroviral therapy experience protects against zidovudine‐related anaemia
We investigated the use of antiretroviral therapy regimens containing zidovudine or stavudine, using data from the TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database (TAHOD), a multicentre, prospective,Expand
Short-term clinical disease progression in HIV-infected patients receiving combination antiretroviral therapy: results from the TREAT Asia HIV observational database.
P predictive short-term risk equations for AIDS or death in Asian patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus who were included in the TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database are developed and should allow clinicians to identify patients who are at high risk of AIDS orDeath in Asia and the Pacific region and in resource-poor settings. Expand
Factors associated with suboptimal adherence to antiretroviral therapy in Asia
Assessment of the rates of, and factors associated with, suboptimal adherence in the first 24 months of ART in an Asian HIV cohort to identify factors influencing adherence in order to optimize treatment responses. Expand