Rangsima Lolekha

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BACKGROUND There are limited reports of public sector scale-up of antiretroviral treatment (ART) for HIV-infected children. We describe patient outcomes for HIV-infected children initiating ART in Thailand from 2000 to 2005. METHODS ART-naive patients <15 years old initiating ART from January 2000 to December 2005 were included; follow-up was through(More)
BACKGROUND Almost half of all new HIV infections in Thailand occur among low-risk partners of people infected with HIV, so it is important to include people infected with HIV in prevention efforts. METHODS Risk for HIV transmission was assessed among people with HIV attending routine care at the National Infectious Disease Institute in Thailand. Sexual(More)
We assessed prevalence of sexually transmitted infection (STIs), sexual risk behaviors, and factors associated with risk behaviors among HIV-infected MSM attending a public STI clinic serving MSM in Bangkok, Thailand. Between October 2005–October 2007, 154 HIV-infected MSM attending the clinic were interviewed about sexual risk behaviors and evaluated for(More)
BACKGROUND Of the 9.2 million new TB cases occurring each year, about 10% are in children. Because childhood TB is usually non-infectious and non-fatal, national programs do not prioritize childhood TB diagnosis and treatment. We reviewed data from a demonstration project to learn more about the epidemiology of childhood TB in Thailand. METHODS In four(More)
We offered voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) for HIV and syphilis to women attending three public sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinics in Bangkok, Thailand from May 2004 to June 2006. The testing was performed at either one of three STI clinics in Bangkok or at mobile VCT in the same area as the outreach activity. Six-hundred eighty-four women(More)
We report a 20-month-old girl with miliary pulmonary tuberculosis and normal neurological findings. While on treatment with isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol for 1 month, she developed weakness of the lower extremities without meningism or altered consciousness. A computerized tomogram revealed tuberculomas and basal arachnoiditis. The(More)
Three commonly used pain scales, the visual analogue scale, the Wong-Baker Faces Pain Scale, and the Faces Pain Scale Revised were administered to 122 Thai children, of whom half were HIV infected, in order to assess their validity. These scales presented moderate to good correlation and moderate agreement, sufficient for valid use in Thai children.
OBJECTIVE We report experience of HIVQUAL-T implementation in Thailand. DESIGN Program evaluation. SETTING Twelve government hospital clinics. PARTICIPANTS People living with HIV/AIDS (PLHAs) aged ≥15 years with two or more visits to the hospitals during 2002-08. INTERVENTION HIVQUAL-T is a process for HIV care performance measurement (PM) and(More)
INTRODUCTION Most paediatric antiretroviral treatments (ARTs) in Thailand are limited to tertiary care hospitals. To decentralize paediatric HIV treatment and care, Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital (CRH) strengthened a provincial paediatric HIV care network by training community hospital (CH) care teams to receive referrals of children for community(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV), tetanus, hepatitis A virus (HAV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in injecting drug users (IDUs), risk factors associated with infection and the feasibility of HBV vaccine delivery in HBV seronegatives. METHODS Cross-sectional seroprevalence survey of 1535 IDUs recruited from 17(More)