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The objective of this study was to describe attitudes, opinions, and perceived health needs of HIV-infected women in the United States. In this cross-sectional study, women were invited to participate in the Women Living Positive survey, a structured interview instrument with 45 questions. Collected data were deidentified and the margin of error was(More)
A serological study to determine the frequency of Bordetella pertussis infection in 100 adults aged >/=65 years was carried out over a 3-year period. Ten serum samples (collected every 4 months) from each subject were examined for IgA and IgG antibodies to the following B. pertussis antigens: pertussis toxin (PT), filamentous hemagglutinin (FHA), pertactin,(More)
To determine the effect of targeted field administration of oral chemotherapeutic agents on the prevalence, intensity, and morbidity of Schistosoma haematobium infections, we initiated a long-term school-based program in the Msambweni area of Kwale District, Coast Province, Kenya. Prior to treatment, 69% of the children examined (ages 4-21, n = 2,628) were(More)
Two experiments showed that having two incongruent words present on a single Stroop trial (e.g., both red and green in blue, say "blue") did not alter interference relative to having only one incongruent word. This was true whether the two incongruent words were presented successively at several stimulus onset asynchronies (Experiment 1) or simultaneously(More)
PERSPECTIVE 967 — and it is particularly irresponsible when the interventions are provided at public expense. On the other hand, we must avoid an innovation policy that cuts off new interventions prematurely. Some interventions that are not cost-effective at first may prove to be so over time and with greater experience in implementing them. It is in(More)
BACKGROUND Therapy with some HIV protease inhibitors (PI) contributes to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus, by inhibition of insulin-sensitive glucose transporters. Atazanavir (ATV) is a new PI with substantially less in vitro effect on glucose transport than observed with other PI, including lopinavir (LPV) or ritonavir (RTV). METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The pilot phase IIb VIKING study suggested that dolutegravir (DTG), a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) integrase inhibitor (INI), would be efficacious in INI-resistant patients at the 50 mg twice daily (BID) dose. METHODS VIKING-3 is a single-arm, open-label phase III study in which therapy-experienced adults with INI-resistant virus received(More)
To assess acute-phase proteins in relation to ageing, we measured serum concentrations of C-reactive protein of AGP in 131 healthy elderly individuals (aged >/= 65 years) living independently in the community, and 47 healthy younger individuals. Concentrations of CRP in the older persons (median = 3.0 microg/ml) were significantly greater than in the(More)
OBJECTIVE ODIN (Once-daily Darunavir In treatment-experieNced patients) was a phase III, 48-week, open-label study comparing once-daily vs. twice-daily darunavir/ritonavir (DRV/r) in treatment-experienced patients with no DRV resistance-associated mutations (RAMs) at screening. METHODS Patients with no DRV RAMs and receiving stable HAART for at least 12(More)
BACKGROUND Women account for 23% of newly diagnosed HIV infections in the United States, but there are few recent, well-characterized cohorts of U.S. women in whom behavior characteristics and HIV acquisition have been well-described. OBJECTIVE To evaluate HIV incidence and describe behaviors among U.S. women residing in areas of high HIV prevalence. (More)