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OBJECTIVE To assess the adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected population in India. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The Medline and Cochrane library database were searched. Any prospective or retrospective study enrolling a minimum of 10 subjects with a primary(More)
OBJECTIVES To know the perceptions regarding barriers and facilitators to cART adherence among people living with HIV/AIDS MATERIALS AND METHODS: To adapt U.S. based SAFETALK "prevention with positives" intervention to be culturally relevant in Gujarat, India in assisting PLWHA, a formative study was conducted. We conducted 30 in-depth interviews with(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the reproductive health issues associated with adolescence and their readiness to avail services like Adolescent Friendly Clinic (AFC) among rural school going children. MATERIALS AND METHODS A quantitative survey was carried out using a self-administered structured questionnaire among 768 (428 boys and 340 girls) students from 15(More)
AIMS To identify the reproductive health issues associated with adolescence and the readiness to avail services like Adolescent Friendly Clinic (AFC) among urban school going children. MATERIALS AND METHODS A quantitative survey was carried out using a self-administered structured questionnaire among 1440 (748 girls and 692 boys) students from classes 6(More)
INTRODUCTION Early diagnosis and early adequate drug treatment is very important aspect to reduce the load in cases of leprosy. So, correct labeling of paucibacillary and multibacillary cases is a prerequisite for the adequate treatment. Confirmation of diagnosis is an important indication for histopathological examination in doubtful cases. OBJECTIVES(More)
Various list accessing algorithms have been proposed in the literature and their performances have been analyzed theoretically and experimentally. Move-To-Front (MTF) and Transpose (TRANS) are two well known primitive list accessing algorithms. MTF has been proved to be the best performing online algorithm till date in the literature for real life inputs(More)
WHENEVER A TRIAL IS CONDUCTED, THERE ARE THREE POSSIBLE EXPLANATIONS FOR THE RESULTS: a) findings are correct (truth), b) represents random variation (chance) or c) they are influenced by systematic error (bias). Random error is deviation from the 'truth' and happens due to play of chance (e.g. trials with small sample, etc.). Systematic distortion of the(More)
AIMS This study compares the clinical and laboratory diagnosis of vaginal discharge syndrome. SETTINGS AND DESIGN This cross-sectional study was carried out at the gynaecology outpatient department of a tertiary care hospital in Gujarat, India. MATERIAL AND METHODS Total of 180 females diagnosed as vaginal discharge or cervicitis based on syndromic(More)