Vijesh Sreedhar Kuttiatt

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BACKGROUND There is lack of data comparing the improvement in CD4 count following antitubercular (ATT) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) in patients presenting with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Tuberculosis (HIV/TB) dual infection compared with CD4 matched cohort of TB uninfected HIV patients initiated on ART. We sought to test the hypothesis; TB(More)
1764 Emerging Infectious Diseases • www.cdc.gov/eid • Vol. 20, No. 10, October 2014 3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Imported case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever–—Colorado, 2008. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2009;58:1377–81. 4. Amman BR, Carroll SA, Reed ZD, Sealy TK, Balinandi S, Swanepoel R, et al. Seasonal pulses of Marburg virus circulation in(More)
Although India has a large burden of HIV infection, good access to first-line antiretroviral therapy is widely available. However, understanding HIV resistance-associated mutations and polymorphisms is critical for continued success. The RT region of the HIV-1 pol gene was studied among 21 ART-naive HIV-1-infected individuals from South India. In addition,(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding co-receptor tropism of HIV-1 strains circulating in India will provide key analytical leverage for assessing the potential usefulness of newer antiretroviral drugs such as chemokine co-receptor antagonists among Indian HIV-infected populations. The objective of this study was to determine using in silico methods, HIV-1 tropism among(More)
HIV-related immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is increasingly being recognized in regions with a high burden of opportunistic infections. We describe an unusual manifestation of IRIS- 'unmasking' cryptococcal lymphadenitis in a patient shortly after initiation of antiretroviral therapy. Epidemiology, clinical features and management of(More)
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