Journal of
AIDS and HIV Research

  • Abbreviation: J. AIDS HIV Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2359
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAHR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 288

Table of Content: August 2013; 5(8)

August 2013

A review of infant feeding policy in Botswana within the context of best practices for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): 1998 to 2012

In this review, the extent to which the Government of Botswana (GoB) applied international health recommendations and guidelines on infant feeding “best practices” within the context of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), into its national infant feeding policies between 1998 and 2012 was assessed. The infant feeding guidelines of focus here are those...

Author(s): Paulson Amibor and Nadege Pinel Ade

August 2013

Changes in blood profile of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in North Eastern Nigeria

We evaluated the changes in blood profile of patients in a prospective 30 month observational follow up study involving 145 antiretroviral naive acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) participants.  Participants were divided into two groups at one year of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), antiviral success (viral load < 2.60 log10 copies/ml); and antiviral failure (viral load > 2.60...

Author(s): Ballah Akawu Denue, Ibrahim yusuf, Hauwa Suleiman Bello, Ali Usman Abja, Abdullahi Abdu Bukar

August 2013

Situating morality in housing debate: A case of Matapi hostels (Harare)

For quite a long time, in the long history of urban housing in Zimbabwe, the quandary of people living in previously known as ‘bachelors’ hostels in various urban centres, particularly Matapi hostels in Mbare (Harare, Zimbabwe), has often been overlooked. Thousands of people from distinct backgrounds currently occupy these hostels. This has inevitably brought a number of social ills that are detrimental to...

Author(s): Innocent Chirisa, Shingai Kawadza and Nelson Mlambo

August 2013

Cryptosporidiosis in HIV infected patients with diarrhoea in Kano state, North-western Nigeria

Cryptosporidium is one of the agents associated with diarrhoea in human immune deficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients. There is paucity of data in Northwestern Nigeria on the occurrence of this parasite among HIV patients. The study was to determine the prevalence of Cryptosporidium among HIV infected patients in Kano, Nigeria. In order to help in management of HIV...

Author(s): Kumurya, A. S. and Gwarzo, M. Y.

August 2013

Correlation between HIV viral load and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) as marker of liver damage in HIV infected naive patients in North-eastern Nigeria

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is a hepatic enzyme that could be used as markers of hepatocellular injury. Liver enzyme elevations are frequent in human immune deficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients which may be caused by the HIV virus in those without other risk factors for liver damage. This study was designed to evaluate the correlation between HIV viral load and serum levels of ALT, a marker of hepatic damage....

Author(s): Ballah Akawu Denue, Ibrahim yusuf, Hauwa Suleiman Bello and Hyelni Haruna Mshelia

August 2013

Socio-demographic profiles and prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) among voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) clients in Finote Selam, Northwest Ethiopia

Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) is an important component of the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) prevention and control interventions. The services in Ethiopia are available in government and non-government health facilities. However, very little is known about the profile and HIV prevalence among VCT clients. In fact, any attempt to analyze the...

Author(s): Addisu Melese

August 2013

Assessing the relevance of extending the prevention of mother to child human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission procedure to women with unproductive pregnancies

In Cameroon, with regards to the national reprisal to human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndromes (HIV/AIDS), the HIV status of a mother delivering a live baby, when declared unknown is always determined in the delivery room. This protocol is not applicable to women, whose pregnancies have been identified as unproductive. A descriptive study was conducted in three public hospitals in Yaounde from...

Author(s): Ntsama Essomba C., Njila Tchoufack E. J., Esiene A., Kouanfack C., Tchatchueng J., Leme Banock L., Abologo Azeme L., Mben J. M. and Koulla Shiro S.