Zude Zyambo

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BACKGROUND Circumcision devices can facilitate adult voluntary medical male circumcision programs for HIV prevention. The World Health Organization recommends field studies to confirm the safety of devices in local settings. METHODS We evaluated the safety of the ShangRing device in routine service delivery by measuring adverse event (AE) rates overall(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is needed to realize potential reductions in HIV incidence in sub-Saharan Africa. New disposable VMMC devices such as the Shang Ring may offer several advantages over standard surgery, including lower costs. METHODS We compared direct costs of the Shang Ring and dorsal slit techniques(More)
BACKGROUND Men's understanding of counseling messages after voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) plays an important role in whether they follow them. Data on triggers for early resumption of sex may be useful as scale-up of VMMC for HIV prevention continues in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS Data on understanding of post-VMMC abstinence recommendations,(More)
BACKGROUND Devices can potentially accelerate scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision in sub-Saharan Africa. Studies have demonstrated advantages of the ShangRing device over conventional circumcision. With the need to train providers rapidly for scale-up, concerns arise about the transferability of techniques and the expertise of new trainees. (More)
Background We investigated changes in hepatic fibrosis, based on transient elastography (TE), among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with and without hepatitis B virus (HBV) coinfection on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Zambia. Methods Patients' liver stiffness measurements (LSM; kiloPascals [kPa]) at ART initiation were categorized(More)
The prevalence of high blood pressure (HBP) and hypertension (HTN), awareness of the diagnoses, and use of anti-hypertensive drugs were examined among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Zambia's capital Lusaka. Within a prospective cohort based at two public sector ART clinics, BP was measured at ART(More)
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