Prevention of HIV spread during the Ebola outbreak in Guinea

  title={Prevention of HIV spread during the Ebola outbreak in Guinea},
  author={Jacques Deval Armstrong Ndawinz and Mohamed Ciss{\'e} and Mohamadou S K Diallo and Cheik T Sidib{\'e} and Eric D’Ortenzio},
  journal={The Lancet},

Likely effect of the 2014 Ebola epidemic on HIV care in Liberia

The Ebola epidemic had a significant effect on HIV care in Monrovia, given the particular impact on the rate of patients with follow-up delay, a long-term impact is feared.

Effects of the West Africa Ebola Virus Disease on Health-Care Utilization – A Systematic Review

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Impact of the Ebola epidemic on general and HIV care in Macenta, Forest Guinea, 2014

The Ebola epidemic resulted in an important decrease in utilization of the facility despite unaltered service offer, and effects on care of HIV-positive patients enrolled prior to the epidemic were limited.

Impact of the Ebola epidemic on clinical outcomes of HIV-infected soldiers and their dependents in Sierra Leone

The negative and potentially lasting impact of the Ebola epidemic on HIV care in Sierra Leone is demonstrated and the need to develop strategies to minimize disruptions in HIV care with future disease outbreaks is highlighted.

The counter effects of the Ebola epidemic on control and treatment of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria in West Africa.

Reduced availability of healthcare providers and their services in the Ebola-affected regions exacerbated the severity of common illnesses and the number of deaths caused by HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria.

Upholding Tuberculosis Services during the 2014 Ebola Storm: An Encouraging Experience from Conakry, Guinea

Contingency planning and health system and worker support during the 2014 Ebola outbreak was associated with encouraging and sustained TB program performance, of relevance to future outbreaks.

The 2014–2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa: Hands On

It is clear that epidemic preparedness needs to improve globally, in particular through the strengthening of health systems at local and national levels, and there is a strong need for culturally sensitive approaches to public health which could be designed and delivered by social scientists and medical professionals working together.

Ebola, fragile health systems and tuberculosis care: a call for pre-emptive action and operational research.

  • R. ZachariahN. Ortuño A. Harries
  • Medicine, Political Science
    The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
  • 2015
This work highlights ways in which a sustained Ebola outbreak could jeopardise TB activities and suggest pre-emptive preventive measures while awaiting operational research evidence.

Assessing the outcomes of HIV-infected persons receiving treatment for Kaposi sarcoma in Conakry-Guinea

Poor outcomes were common and were largely due to late presentation and defaulting on treatment, and efforts towards early HIV/KS diagnosis and adherence to a full round of chemotherapy are needed for optimising outcomes.

Utilization of non-Ebola health care services during Ebola outbreaks: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Emergence of Zaire Ebola virus disease in Guinea.

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West African Ebola Epidemic after One Year — Slowing but Not Yet under Control

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Elevated sweat chloride levels due to arsenic toxicity.

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