Sundhiya Mandalia

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OBJECTIVES Many questionnaires on adherence to antiretroviral therapy are in use, but the validity of patients' responses has not been tested. The Medication Adherence Self-Report Inventory (MASRI) has been developed and tested for its validity against objective measures and treatment outcome. DESIGN Prospective study comparing questionnaire responses(More)
BACKGROUND Some patients with HIV/tuberculosis (TB) coinfection who are on anti-TB treatment and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) will develop an exacerbation of symptoms, signs or radiological manifestations of TB that are not due to relapse or recurrence of their TB. The aetiology of these immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS)(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate treatment outcome of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) in HIV-positive individuals. DESIGN Open-label, prospective study conducted in London, January 1997-December 2003. METHODS Patients in whom acute HCV infection had been diagnosed had sequential HCV RNA levels measured at 0, 4, 12, 24, 32, and 48 weeks. If HCV RNA positive at 12(More)
To establish the prevalence of sexual dysfunction amongst HIV-positive men and to determine the factors associated with dysfunction we conducted a cross-sectional study in seven European HIV treatment centres. Data on medical history, antiretroviral treatment and laboratory results were collected by interview and case record review. Sexual function was(More)
BACKGROUND The established International Prognostic Index for lymphomas has not included patients with systemic AIDS-related non-Hodgkin lymphoma. OBJECTIVE To establish the most appropriate prognostic index for use in patients with systemic AIDS-related non-Hodgkin lymphoma. DESIGN A prospective study involving univariate and multivariable analyses of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of rectal chlamydia infection in a cohort of men who have sex with men (MSM) and the proportion of infection that would be missed without routine screening. METHODS MSM presenting to four HIV/GUM outpatient clinics at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust between 1 November 2005 and 29 September 2006(More)
Stromelysin is a member of the family of metalloproteinases that degrade extracellular matrix. In situ hybridisation and histopathological studies suggest that stromelysin activity may be important in the connective tissue remodelling processes associated with atherogenesis and plaque rupture. Single strand conformation polymorphism analysis identified a(More)
OBJECTIVES The use of transient elastography to assess liver stiffness measurement (LSM) has now become widely available for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis as a rapid, noninvasive test (it is still not approved for use in the United States). It has previously been showed as an accurate method of representing the state of liver fibrosis with concomitant(More)
BACKGROUND CXCR4-using virus is associated with higher viral load and accelerated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease progression. Additionally, CCR5 antagonists may not reduce the HIV-1 RNA load when mixed/dual-tropic or CXCR4-using virus is present. The determination of coreceptor tropism may be required before CCR5 or CXCR4 antagonists are(More)